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International Journal of Sustainable Design

International Journal of Sustainable Design (IJSDes)

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International Journal of Sustainable Design (3 papers in press)

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  • Evaluation of Sustainable Design Strategies in terms of Intended Lifespan of Interiors   Order a copy of this article
    by Umut Tuğlu Karslı  
    Abstract: Interior architecture plays a significant role in the implementation of the concept of sustainability as a solution for environmental problems caused by the construction sector. The reuse of existing building stock also appears to be an important sector activity. Interior architect’s field of action generally concerns existing buildings and makes valuable contribution to the implementation of sustainability by taking sustainable design decisions during the renovation of these spaces. The intended lifespan of the interior is one of the determinant parameters in the decision of sustainable design strategy for interior architects. The question
    Keywords: sustainability; sustainable interior design; sustainable architecture; sustainable design strategies; energy conservation; water conservation; material conservation; human health and comfort.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJSDES.2021.10039952
  • Sustainable Product Development through Innovation for Social Impact   Order a copy of this article
    by Eshan Sadasivan, Kapil Manoharan, Mainak Das, Shantanu Bhattacharya 
    Abstract: In a large, emerging market like India, a better education system plays a significant role in the country’s growth. Providing better facilities for nurturing young brains to learn efficiently needs a holistic approach of balancing the practical challenges along with developing the best possible solutions. The needs and aspirations of the people from subsistence marketplaces need to be considered while designing suitable products to address the problems. One such product which we have designed is detailed in this work: a school bag convertible into study table. The main intent of designing this product is to solve the problems of school children in low infrastructure schools which results from studying for long hours with poor posture. Incidentally, some of these problems can lead to untimely school drop-outs, which may directly affect the national literacy level. This paper emphasises the design innovation of high utility multipurpose school bag convertible into a study-table.
    Keywords: social innovation; product innovation; product development; basic education system in India; social entrepreneurship.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJSDES.2021.10041678
  • Quality Function Deployment Applications in Construction: A Review   Order a copy of this article
    by Priyank Sinha, Avantika Awasthi, Sudhir Misra, Kripa Shankar 
    Abstract: This paper review and analyses the literature on quality function deployment (QFD), in the context of construction management. A preliminary review of the literature clearly suggests that QFD methodology has not been extensively used for strategic decision making in construction projects. This result is surprising owing to the wide application of QFD across the spectrum of other industries. A thorough literature analysis is done to identify various unique characteristics of construction projects which have prevented the application of QFD for strategic decision making in them. Consequently, research directions are discussed along which QFD tools must be further developed. Development of these tools will increase the QFD application in construction management, thereby making the methodology more robust. At the same time, increased application of QFD in construction management would lead to the extension of many quality concepts from other industries to construction industry.
    Keywords: quality function deployment; QFD; construction projects; strategic decision making; project performance.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJSDES.2021.10044085