EcoDesign 2019

We recently attended the EcoDesign 2019 conference to discuss and learn more about the latest research and industry initiatives on the topic of ecodesign. This year’s conference theme was “Is EcoDesign enough for sustainability?” and around 200 presentations were held on topics such as policies for circular economy, product-service systems, circular consumption, and more. Anneli […]

Chalmers Sustainability
Day

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. […]

An inventory management app that supports
sharing

In their master thesis, Olivia Chalandon and Patricia Lidborg explored how people can be supported to share their belongings with others. In collaboration with the startup company Sortapp and with support from FutureMemories AB, Olivia and Patricia designed a new feature for the inventory management app Sortapp that enables people to easily store and mark […]

Exploring circular consumption
journeys

In our latest research study, Cirkulera Mera!, we challenged pupils at Peder Skrivares skola to explore what circular consumption may entail for them. They were asked to borrow, sell, trade and lend things they need in everyday life and also document and reflect on their activities and experiences. Today, we start our analysis of their […]

Prototyping and testing design tools

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 […]

Student ideation session

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 […]

Supporting Jordanian Handicraft and Design

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 […]