Long-lasting smart products: Overview of longevity concepts in sustainable ICT and design for sustainability

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Designing longer lasting smart products need a longevity understanding that is informed by both Sustainable ICT and design for sustainability. By conducting a literature review in both areas, we are able to identify longevity related concepts. We briefly outline these ideas in the two fields before discussing their relationships to reveal how they can contribute to one another. By nourishing the viewpoint from both sides, we broaden our understanding of longevity. We conclude our research by highlighting the gaps that (1) there is a need for applicable coping strategies for smart products, (2) a fair division of responsibilities between the multiple actors, and (3) the need for more interdisciplinary research to clarify longevity considerations.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDRS2022: Bilbao
Number of pages17
PublisherDesign Research Society
Publication date2022
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-91229-457-2
Publication statusPublished - 2022
EventDesign Research Society Conference 2022 - Bilbao, Spain
Duration: 25 Jun 20222 Jul 2022


ConferenceDesign Research Society Conference 2022
SeriesProceedings of DRS


  • Smart Products
  • Longevity
  • sustainable product design,
  • Sustainable ICT


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