Contents: Introduction; Introduction to sustainable development; Business and sustainable development; A new design focus; Methods and tools for design for sustainability; Case studies of product improvement and redesign; Systems and services - looking to the future; Case studies of systems and service; Doing a sustainable industrial design project; Index.
Tracy Bhamra is Reader in Sustainable Design in the Department of Design and Technology at Loughborough University. After initially having a background in manufacturing engineering she has been researching in the field of sustainable design since 1992. Vicky Lofthouse lectures in the Department of Design and Technology at Loughborough University. After training as an industrial designer at Loughborough she worked as a designer consultant for Johnson Haigh Rogers and then specialised in sustainable design at Cranfield University. The authors' research and consultancy work has influenced a broad spectrum of sectors including electronic and electrical, automotive, textiles and clothing, and packaging.
'This book is well worth reading and provides a good source of reference for industrial and product design practitioners.' Mark Hadfield, The International Journal of Sustainable Engineering 'The book is written in a most accessible language. The didactical approach makes the reader feel that teachers, trainers and consultants hold the pen. The book is functionally illustrated with photographs and drawings. Each chapter provides a conclusion and a reference list, mainly covering the period of the late 1990s until the first decade of the new millennium. This is one of the signs showing this book is a revised edition of the 2007 publication on the same subject. ... In summary, this book is an essential reference for designers, in particular those aiming at contributing to a more sustainable world. At the same time, it offers most inspiring reading for decision makers and consultants of government and business in the sector. It is most useful for students of (management of) design, product development, and marketing. The book is not a stand alone event . It is part of the outstanding Gower series on Design for social responsibility . This series published volumes for all those interested in design issues going beyond profit and including, among others, green consumption and ethics. The series, which includes design publications on health care and project management, is also excellent from a concept and format point of view.' International Journal of Environment and Pollution, vol. 56, 2014