Year: 2015
Editor: Christian Weber, Stephan Husung, Gaetano Cascini, Marco Cantamessa, Dorian Marjanovic, Monica Bordegoni
Author: Sarnes, Julian; Kloberdanz, Hermann
Series: ICED
Institution: Technische Universitaet Darmstadt, Germany
Section: Design for Life
Page(s): 171-180
ISBN: 978-1-904670-64-3
ISSN: 2220-4334


Guidelines, in the form of rules and instructions, are a commonly used support for analysis and synthesis in the field of ecodesign. This paper considers the heuristic nature of ecodesign-guidelines and argues for the necessity to gain a deeper understanding on this subject-matter and the potential of a method to support the formulation of new heuristics by ecodesign experts. Based on the theory of heuristics and literature concerning guidelines a new approach for a formalized guideline-documentation is proposed, which uses additional information to increase the usability and effectiveness of ecodesign guidelines.

Keywords: Ecodesign, Heuristics, Guidelines

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