Category: Research activities

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…
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We are looking for new collaborations

Want to team up and explore what opportunities a Use2Use-perspective may entail for you? Great, we are currently planning new research activities and thus looking for new partners. Give us a shout if you want to discuss opportunities for collaboration!

Design for Exchange Master theses

The Use2Use-perspective highlights several new design strategies that can be considered when exploring opportunities for new circular offers. Design for Exchange is one such strategy that can be used to develop services and products that enable and facilitate circular consumption. The potential of this specific strategy will be explored through two master thesis projects during…
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Creative workshops at Transformator Design

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.

Workshops at Hultafors Group

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…
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Funding granted!

We have received funding from the Kamprad Family Foundation for exploring product life cycles from a user perspective! The project will be carried out by a research team at Chalmers in collaboration with the service design firm Transformator Design and Hultafors group who develop products for the professional craftsperson. The focus will be on exploring…
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