Using QFD for eco-design guidelines for product design
by Cholrit Luangjinda, Kentaro Yamamoto, Tamio Fukuda, Katsuhiko Kushi
International Journal of Product Development (IJPD), Vol. 13, No. 3, 2011

Abstract: The aim of this paper is to apply the ecology design (eco-design) guidelines, which may be used in the product design, considering customer needs, environmental impact and design perspectives. To investigate relationships critical in determining the design, gemba (a widely used conceptual method for understanding users) and Quality Function Deployment (QFD) methods were used. The QFD is based on two issues: life cycle perspectives and design perspectives, involving the following two stages: functionality and aesthetic strategies. In the case study, we have designed and implemented the Biomechanical Electric Generator (BEG) based on eco-design planning.

Online publication date: Fri, 27-Feb-2015

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