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Localization and the design and production of sustainable products

Dogan, Cagla and Walker, Stuart (2008) Localization and the design and production of sustainable products. International Journal of Product Development, 6 (3-4). pp. 276-290.

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Abstract

This paper presents an innovative approach to design research that integrates design-based research in its methodology and which explores ways of integrating 'the local' within product design and production in order to more effectively address sustainable principles within our conceptual frameworks of 'material culture' – its design, production and post-use processing. The concept proposed here, termed integrated scales of design and production not only suggests a more environmentally responsible notion of material culture, but one that also enables local cultural preferences and tastes to be explored. It is an approach that recognises the benefits of mass-produced uniformity and the benefits of local and regional diversity.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Product Development
Uncontrolled Keywords: localisation ; design for sustainability ; DFS ; product design ; production ; post-use processing ; sustainable products ; design research ; product development ; mass production ; local diversity ; regional diversity
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts
ID Code: 50290
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 10 Oct 2011 14:12
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 19:37
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/50290

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