Research perspectives in ecodesign

Harrison Kim, François Cluzel, Yann Leroy, Bernard Yannou, Gwenola Yannou-Le Bris

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Ecodesign has gained significant traction in recent years ranging from academic research to business applications at a global scale. Initial emphasis on the environmental aspect of design has evolved to include economic and social aspects, with projects ranging from small-scale products to large-scale industrial systems. In this paper, the authors re-analyse 10 of their major ecodesign research projects of the past ten years to identify five categories of challenges and promising future directions for ecodesign research. This paper is primarily a retrospective position paper based on the authors' experience of actual design studies, providing also a relevant literature review and summary of design practices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere7
JournalDesign Science
StatePublished - Nov 19 2020


  • ecodesign
  • economic impact
  • environmental impact
  • sustainability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Visual Arts and Performing Arts
  • Engineering(all)

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