Year: 2015
Editor: Christian Weber, Stephan Husung, Gaetano Cascini, Marco Cantamessa, Dorian Marjanovic, Monica Bordegoni
Author: Isaksson, Ola (1); Bertoni, Marco (2); Hallstedt, Sophie (2); Lavesson, Niklas (2)
Series: ICED
Institution: 1: GKN Aerospace Sweden AB; 2: Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden
Section: Design for Life
Page(s): 021-030
ISBN: 978-1-904670-64-3
ISSN: 2220-4334


Decomposing and clarify  sustainability implications in the same way as concrete targets on product functionality is challenging, mainly due to the problem of showing numbers and  hard facts related to the value generated by sustainability-oriented decisions. The answer lies in methods and tools that are able, already in a preliminary design stage, to highlight how a sustainable design choice can create value for customers and stakeholders, generating market success in the long term.

The paper objective is to propose a framework where Sustainable Product Development (SPD) and Value Driven Design (VDD) can be integrated to realize a model-driven approach to support early stage design decisions. Also, the paper discusses how methods and tools for Model-Based Decision Support (MBDS) (e.g., response surface methodology) can be used to increase the computational efficiency of sustainability- and value-based analysis of design concepts.

The paper proposes a range of activities to guide a model-based evaluation of sustainability consequences in design, showing also that capabilities already exist for combining research efforts into a multi disciplinary decision making environment.

Keywords: Sustainability, Design Engineering, Conceptual Design, Design Process, Early Design Phases

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