On the 8th of November, it was time for this year’s edition of Chalmers Sustainability Day. This year’s theme was Circular Economy and the event included masterclasses in the morning and workshops sessions in the afternoon. Various topics were discussed, such as urban metabolism and resource flows, design opportunities and measures, and service-based value chains. […]
This year we will be very busy prototyping and iterating our Use2Use design tools. Yesterday, we tested a new tool for charting circular consumption journeys together with master thesis students involved in projects aimed to facilitate and strengthen sharing initiatives and the peer-to-peer market. Today, we will continue to develop this tool to make it […]
Today, students in the course Design and Product Development for Sustainability were challenged to re-design products with the aim of making them more fit for circular consumption processes. By thinking through which activities and practicalities people are faced with when for instance renting a suitcase instead of buying one, the students identified important needs and […]
To celebrate the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018, the Embassy of Sweden in Amman arranged a one-day event to engage Jordanian producers and handicraft artisans in discussions around sustainability and circularity. Today, Jordan’s handicraft producers are comprised mostly of small businesses and artisans that are struggling to compete with cheap imported souvenirs. There is […]
This year we have tested new approaches for applying the Use2Use-perspective. We teamed up with the services design firm Transformator Design to run joint workshops with representatives from Electrolux, Åhlens, Fjällräven, and Granit. The result? new creative solutions and a changed mindset among the participants.
We have developed a first version of our tool to support industry in exploring circular opportunities. Together with Hultafors Group, we have tested the tool during two workshops. Facilitated by the team from Chalmers, representatives from Hultafors Group developed ideas for new services and product features with potential to support circular consumption patterns. One key […]