Environmental Assessment - Gotten across to industrial designers

Niki Bey

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    This paper deals with a simplified method for environmental assessment for designers, the Oil Point Method (OPM). The paper explains characteristics of the method, such as the reduced problem with missing data, and describes how the method is used with its three steps, “FOCUS on the problem”, “EVALUATE different alternatives” and “INTERPRET results”. An example shows the application of the OPM in determining the environmental profile of two materials for window frames. The outcome is compared with those from two more detailed methods. The paper describes the integration of the Oil Point Method into an Internet-based design tool, and results and conclusions from four empirical tests with environmentally non-skilled designers are presented.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the DESIGN 2002
    EditorsD. Marjanovic
    Place of PublicationGlasgow
    PublisherThe Design Society
    Publication date2002
    Publication statusPublished - 2002
    Event7th International Design Conference - Dubrovnik, Croatia
    Duration: 14 May 200217 May 2002
    Conference number: 7


    Conference7th International Design Conference


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