What’s the catch? Trade-off challenges in early design for sustainability

Giácomo Parolin*, Tim C. McAloone, Daniela C. A. Pigosso

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Abstract

Trade-offs involving multiple criteria that cannot be satisfied at the same time are ubiquitous in engineering design activities. Navigating trade-off decisions can be challenging, especially when it comes to sustainability-related decisions in early-stage projects. Through a systematic literature review, we unravel the challenges related to sustainability trade-offs in technology development, concept design, and other front-end of innovation activities. The challenges, which were evaluated by experts from industry and academia, range from technical and organisational to psychological aspects.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Design Society
Volume4
PublisherCambridge University Press
Publication date2024
Pages1399-1408
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2024
Event18th International Design Conference - Cavtat, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Duration: 20 May 202423 May 2024
https://www.designconference.org/

Conference

Conference18th International Design Conference
LocationCavtat
Country/TerritoryCroatia
CityDubrovnik
Period20/05/202423/05/2024
Internet address
SeriesProceedings of the Design Society
Volume4
ISSN2732-527x

Keywords

  • Decision making
  • Technology development
  • Ecodesign
  • Systematic literature review
  • Trade-off

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