HEURISTIC GUIDELINES IN ECODESIGN
Editor: Christian Weber, Stephan Husung, Gaetano Cascini, Marco Cantamessa, Dorian Marjanovic, Monica Bordegoni
Author: Sarnes, Julian; Kloberdanz, Hermann
Institution: Technische Universitaet Darmstadt, Germany
Section: Design for Life
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.