EXPLORING THE DYNAMIC AND COMPLEX INTEGRATION OF SUSTAINABILITY PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT INTO PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

DS 84: Proceedings of the DESIGN 2016 14th International Design Conference

Year: 2016
Editor: Marjanovic Dorian, Storga Mario, Pavkovic Neven, Bojcetic Nenad, Skec Stanko
Author: Rodrigues, V. P.; Morioka, S.; Pigosso, D.; Carvalho, M.; McAloone, T.
Series: DESIGN
Section: DESIGN METHODS
Page(s): 433-442

Abstract

In order to deal with the complex and dynamic nature of sustainability integration into the product development process, this research explore the use of a qualitative System Dynamics approach by using the causal loop diagram (CLD) tool. A literature analysis was followed by a case study, aiming to depict the structure of the used sustainability indicators and their relationships. The results showed the main information feedback loops and were discussed in terms of the CLD’s advantages and limitations, and how this exploratory study could lead to a more comprehensive modelling approach.

Keywords: sustainability performance measurement, product development, system dynamics

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