Mottonen, M., Belt, P., Harkonen, J., Haapasalo, H. and Kuvaja, P. (2010) ’Applying design for sustainability in an ICT company’, International Journal of Sustainable Economy, Vol. 2, No. 2, pp. 180-193. https://doi.org/10.1504/IJSE.2010.030758
Applying design for sustainability in an ICT company
|Author:||Möttönen, Matti1; Belt, Pekka1; Härkönen, Janne1;|
1Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, University of Oulu, Finland, P.O. Box 4610, FI-90014 University of Oulu, Finland
2Department of Information Processing Science University of Oulu, Finland, P.O. Box 3000, FI-90014 University of Oulu
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|Persistent link:|| http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe2019121146743
|Publish Date:|| 2019-12-11
Environmental awareness has been raised globally, and as a consequence, sustainability is increasingly under focus. Due to increased demand from end-users and tightened legislation, companies must seriously take sustainability into account. Typically, sustainability is attempted to address only after product realisation. However, best sustainability results can be obtained through earlier consideration, guiding relevant requirements directly to product development (PD). This paper analyses how a significant ICT company combines sustainability and PD with design for excellence practices. The results include a description of practical realisation of design for sustainability together with its main challenges.
International journal of sustainable economy
|Type of Publication:||
A1 Journal article – refereed
|Field of Science:||
222 Other engineering and technologies
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