Open Educational

Have you seen the open educational resources listed on Our Use2Use Design Toolkit is one of the many excellent tools featured. The database covers tools and other resources for first-timers, practitioners, businesses, policy makers and design educators. Check them out and spread the word!

New special issue

Everyone interested in designing for the circular economy should check out this special issue in Sustainability, which was guest edited by Oskar Rexfelt and Anneli Selvefors. All papers included in the issue address the topic of how to design products and services for circular consumption. They provide insights from new case studies and exploratory studies […]

The Use2Use Design Toolkit

We are proud to introduce the Use2Use Design Toolkit! The Use2Use Design Toolkit includes five mind-expanding packs designed to support development of products and services for circular consumption. The tools accentuate the role of users in the circular economy, thus providing an important complement to the focus on production and business models which often prevails […]

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 […]

Runner-up for best paper award

We are proud to announce that our latest paper “A tool for charting circular consumption journeys” was nominated for the Best Conference Paper Award and received second place at this year’s ERSCP conference. The European Roundtable for Sustainable Consumption and Production (ERSCP) is one of Europe’s key conferences that encourage discussion among stakeholders involved in […]

Open invitation to Special Issue

The research team is guest editing a Special Issue in Sustainability: “Designing Products and Services for Circular Consumption”. In this Special Issue, people’s consumption processes and their implications for design take centre stage. We welcome contributions that address questions such as the following: What practicalities are associated with circular consumption, and how do these affect […]

An inventory management app that supports

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

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. […]

What does a user perspective entail for design?

Today, many products are designed for linear consumption, which often make people consider circular consumption processes more cumbersome and less preferable than linear ones. If linear instead of circular consumption processes are preferred, products will not be circulated and the transition to a circular economy will not gain momentum. To make circular consumption preferable it […]