The book first provides background information to help the reader understand how and why design for environment (DfE) has become so critical to design, with reference to some of the most influential writers, designers and companies in the field. Next, Design + Environment provides a step-by-step approach on how to approach DfE: to design a product that meets requirements for quality, cost, manufacturability and consumer appeal, whilst minimising environmental impacts.
The authors have been involved in an innovative demonstration programme called 'EcoReDesign', which was developed by the Centre for Design at RMIT University with funding from the Australian government. The Centre successfully collaborated with Australian companies to improve the environmental performance of their products by following DfE principles.
Graham Cavanagh-Downs, Director, Manufacturing and Supply, Fuji Xerox Australia
2. Managing ecodesign
3. Environmental assessment tools
4. Ecodesign strategies
5. The ecology of products
7. Textiles and clothing
9. Electronic and electrical products
10. Designing tomorrow today