In december 2018 we challenged pupils at the Peder Skrivares skola in the west of Sweden to try out circular consumption in two different ways during a week. They could, for instance, sell or give away unused items that might be useful for someone else, or they could borrow or buy items they needed from […]
You are welcome to join our upcoming seminar on Use2Use thinking and design for circular consumption. On May 23 we will present our research in collaboration with Cradlenet Väst and Gullers Grupp. We will give an introduction to how circularity can be understood and addressed from a user perspective, and present our design toolkit currently […]
In our latest research study, Cirkulera Mera!, we challenged pupils at Peder Skrivares skola to explore what circular consumption may entail for them. They were asked to borrow, sell, trade and lend things they need in everyday life and also document and reflect on their activities and experiences. Today, we start our analysis of their […]
This year we will be very busy prototyping and iterating our Use2Use design tools. Yesterday, we tested a new tool for charting circular consumption journeys together with master thesis students involved in projects aimed to facilitate and strengthen sharing initiatives and the peer-to-peer market. Today, we will continue to develop this tool to make it […]
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 […]
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 […]
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!
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]