An eco-innovation method for products in Bottom of the Pyramid (BoP)

DS 87-1 Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED 17) Vol 1: Resource Sensitive Design, Design Research Applications and Case Studies, Vancouver, Canada, 21-25.08.2017

Year: 2017
Editor: Anja Maier, Stanko Škec, Harrison Kim, Michael Kokkolaras, Josef Oehmen, Georges Fadel, Filippo Salustri, Mike Van der Loos
Author: Chen, Jahau Lewis; Chung, Shih-Hou
Series: ICED
Institution: National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
Section: Resource Sensitive Design, Design Research Applications and Case Studies
Page(s): 141-149
ISBN: 978-1-904670-89-6
ISSN: 2220-4342


This paper presents an innovation method for Bottom of the Pyramid (BoP) by integrating BoP case database and TRIZ techniques. This method can help the designer to go through the design processes to produce the innovative concepts for BoP. Improving the education tools in BoP is demonstrated as example to illustrate the capability of this method.

Keywords: Innovation, Sustainability, Ecodesign, Bottom of the Pyramid (BoP), TRIZ


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