New open access paper

We just published a new paper in Sustainability’s special issue “Design to drive behavior change for sustainability and circular economy”. In this paper we provide an introduction to the Use2Use Design Toolkit and present initial experiences and insights from applying the tools in 30 workshops with professionals and students.   Insights from the workshops suggest […]

Join us at PLATE 2021

The 4th conference on Product Lifetimes and the Environment (PLATE) will take place as a virtual conference from 26th to 28th May 2021. The topics of the conference contributions vary, covering circular perspectives on policy, business models, design tools, and more. We will be presenting insights gained while using the Circular Designs Ideation Pack in workshops with professionals […]

Open Educational
Resources

Have you seen the open educational resources listed on circulardesigneurope.eu? 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
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 […]