Title: Design for sustainability in companies: two case studies from Turkey

Authors: Elif Küçüksayraç

Addresses: Department of Industrial Product Design, Istanbul Technical University, 34437, Istanbul, Turkey; Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering, Delft University of Technology, 2628 CE Delft, The Netherlands

Abstract: This study investigates how companies practice design for sustainability in Turkey, where the conditions for its practice are cited as insufficient. By studying one large and one small best practice company through in-depth case studies, this research focuses on how these companies apply design for sustainability despite inadequate legislation and market demand, how they collaborate with third parties on sustainability and how they apply design for sustainability into the product development processes to achieve innovation. The study examines both management and design-related factors in the new product development process.

Keywords: eco-design; design innovation; product development; industrial design; design management.

DOI: 10.1504/JDR.2017.089904

Journal of Design Research, 2017 Vol.15 No.3/4, pp.288 - 308

Accepted: 09 Sep 2017
Published online: 18 Feb 2018 *

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