Designing Long-Lasting Products: Barriers for Design Consultancies

A. F. Bendixen, C. N. Jensen, F. Schmidt, L. N. Laursen*

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Abstract

Past research shows there are significant barriers for creating long lasting products. In this paper we examine, the distinct collaborative barriers design consultancies face when striving to design long-lasting products for client firms. Data is collected through case studies (four months of observations and interviews) from three projects. Through the study we find indications, that the value chain intricacies, provide distinct interfirm barriers for creating long lasting products. These barriers include vision clashes, misalignment in the aspired manufacturing quality and price position.

Original languageEnglish
Book seriesProceedings of the Design Society
Volume2
Pages (from-to)971-980
Number of pages10
ISSN2732-527X
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2022
Event17th International Design Conference, DESIGN 2022 - Virtual, Online, Croatia
Duration: 23 May 202226 May 2022

Conference

Conference17th International Design Conference, DESIGN 2022
Country/TerritoryCroatia
CityVirtual, Online
Period23/05/202226/05/2022

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Keywords

  • design activities
  • design consultancies
  • longevity
  • product design
  • sustainable design

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