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 […]

Designing for collaborative
consumption

In their Master thesis project, Elin Janebäck and Matilda Kristiansson explored how an autonomous delivery droid could be designed to support transfer of goods between people situated close to one another. They designed a top module for HUGO, an autonomous, last mile delivery robot concept currently under development by the Gothenburg based tech agency Berge. […]

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 […]

Master thesis projects during 2019

Three new master thesis projects on the topic of circularity will be conducted at the Industrial Design Engineering programme at Chalmers University of Technology during the spring semester 2019. The projects will explore opportunities for new design solutions that facilitate circularity by addressing different challenges and practicalities associated to the three stages of the circular […]

Opportunities to Design for Exchange

In their master’s thesis project, Elin Hagman and Lisa Wendt explored how products can be designed for exchange. Initially they identified product characteristics that make products suitable for exchange and later developed a set of design guidelines that can be used to design products and services that make it easy for people to circulate products. […]

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 […]

Let’s reconsider shoes’ end-of-life

How can system and product redesign facilitate a prolonged life and proper material recycling for the Swedish footwear company Icebug? This was explored by Mariell Bjuhr and Lovisa Wargsjö in their Master’s thesis in Industrial Design Engineering. In the thesis, they take a user perspective and focus on the full customer journey when presenting concepts […]

Design Guidelines for Shared Cars

Can cars be designed for sharing? Fina Kuikka and Louisa Swenne have explored how to facilitate car sharing and developed design guidelines for CEVTs  new car sharing concept Lynk & Co. They present their findings and guidelines in their Master’s thesis: Design Guidelines for Shared Cars – Development of design guidelines for Human Machine Interfaces […]