Title: Sustainable design and its interfaces: an overview

Authors: Vitor De Souza; Milton Borsato

Addresses: Federal University of Technology – Parana, Avenida 7 de setembro 3165, 80230-901, Curitiba, Brazil ' Federal University of Technology – Parana, Avenida 7 de setembro 3165, 80230-901, Curitiba, Brazil

Abstract: One of the best opportunities to deliver sustainable principles is during the product development process. To be considered truly sustainable, a product must be designed respecting three dimensions: economic, environmental and societal, in a systemic approach. From this perspective, this paper aims to overview sustainable product design and interfaces with its supporting processes, taking advantage of the knowledge development process - constructivism, a bibliometrics tool. Research domains and keywords were defined in the preliminary steps to narrow the search. Scientific databases were selected and researched using Boolean logic. The resulting article list was finally evaluated and filtered accordingly. Findings presents bibliometric evaluation with the evolution of number of published papers and a list of articles per journal; a list of authors and, finally, a brief overview of the most relevant papers organised in eight proposed categories (seven support processes and the ecodesign) containing their results and trends for future research.

Keywords: sustainable product design; SPD; ecodesign; ProKnow-C; sustainable design; product development; knowledge development process; constructivism; bibliometrics.

DOI: 10.1504/IJASM.2016.079933

International Journal of Agile Systems and Management, 2016 Vol.9 No.3, pp.183 - 211

Available online: 21 Oct 2016 *

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