Developing a Tool to Support Decisions in Sustainability-Related Trade-Off Situations: Understanding Needs and Criteria

M. Kravchenko*, D. C. A. Pigosso, T. C. McAloone

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    Abstract

    Early integration of sustainability considerations into decision making is seen as a key enabler for companies to understand the potential implications of their decisions on the triple bottom line aspects. Lack of the tools to support decisions when trade-off between sustainability aspects occur, however, may lead to uninformed decision-making and undesired outcomes. By consolidating the learnings from empirical work together with literature recommendations, we propose key criteria to be considered when developing decision support tools to manage sustainability-related trade-off situations.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the Design Society: DESIGN Conference
    Volume1.
    PublisherCambridge University Press
    Publication date2020
    Pages265-274
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2020
    Event16th International Design Conference - Online, Zagreb, Croatia
    Duration: 26 Oct 202029 Oct 2020
    Conference number: 16

    Conference

    Conference16th International Design Conference
    Number16
    LocationOnline
    Country/TerritoryCroatia
    CityZagreb
    Period26/10/202029/10/2020
    SeriesThe DESIGN Conference
    Volume1
    ISSN2633-7762

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    Keywords

    • Sustainability
    • Decision making
    • Design support system

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