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International Journal of Sustainable Design (2 papers in press)
Evaluation of Sustainable Design Strategies in terms of Intended Lifespan of Interiors 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 architects 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 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 countrys 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