This book, based on a huge European and Asian research project, is a state-of-the-art examination of the theory and practice of system innovation through Product-Service System (PSS) design for sustainability from a trans-cultural viewpoint. PSS design incorporates innovative strategies that shift businesses away from simply designing and selling physical products to developing integrated systems of products and services that satisfy human needs. The book provides background, advice and tools for designers interested in sustainable PSSs and has a wealth of case studies for practitioners to digest.
Table of Contents
ForewordIntroduction: sustainability in designDesign and sustainability: an increasing roleThe structure of this book PART 1: CONSOLIDATED KNOWLEDGE AND KNOW-HOW ON PRODUCT-SERVICE SYSTEM DESIGN FOR SUSTAINABILITY1. Sustainable development and system discontinuity2. PSS innovation and sustainability3. Product-Service System design for sustainability4. Methods and tools for system design for sustainability PART 2: THE NEW DESIGN FRONTIERS OF PRODUCT-SERVICE SYSTEM DESIGN FOR SUSTAINABILITYSection 1: New Ways to Deliver Satisfaction and Manage the Transition1. An aesthetic for sustainable interactions in Product-Service Systems?2. Sustainable consumer satisfaction in the context of clothing3. Developing new products and services in entrepreneurial contexts4. The societal embedding of sustainable Product-Service Systems: looking for synergies between strategic design and transition studies5. Our common nature: insights from the ‘moral faculty’ and its potential role in system design for socially and environmentally sustainable outcomesSection 2: New Perspectives on Sustainable PSS in Low-Income and Emerging Contexts6. PSS in waste: lessons from the Indian informal economy7. Sustainable Product-Service Systems in the informal economy of poor urban contexts: India and the case of press workers in clothes care system in Delhi8. Sustainability at work, sustainability at play: the consequences of an urban horticulture project involving underprivileged children in IndiaSection 3: New Ways to Leverage Social Innovation for Sustainability9. Design for Chinese social innovation: pilot PSS design experiences for sustainable lifestyles10. Design and social innovation: design practice and methods based on networks and communities11. Catalysing social resources for sustainable changes: social innovation and community-centred designSection 4: New Ways to Design for Moderation12. A brief introduction to the Sufficiency Economy Philosophy13. The principle of self-reliance in design for a sufficiency economy14. MATTEROLOGY: a Chinese method for sustainable design thinking15. Modern Product-Service System design and the concept of an ecological civilisation: a traditional Chinese viewSection 5: New Ways to Educate16. New ways of educating: articulating experience17. Creative sustainability: the role of (design) education18. Transdisciplinary platforms: teaching sustainability to design students19. Learning the unlearned: product design for sustainability20. Bringing streamlined LCA into the sustainable PSS design process