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 […]

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 […]

Explorative 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 […]

Funding
granted!

We have received funding from the Kamprad Family Foundation for exploring product life-cycles from a user perspective! The project A User Perspective on Product Life-Cycles 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 […]