Product Design, Sustainability, and User Involvement

Integrating knowledge 
more sustainable transitions

Sustainable transition of socio-technical systems

Is about developing strategies for transforming the societal structures that are linked to the sustainability challenges faced by modern societies. There is a widespread realization that our current mode of consumption is not sustainable. Still, it remains a challenge to identify viably strategic options for sustainable transitions within specific product areas. This implies integrating knowledge across various fields and disciplines in order to be able to analyze the sustainability challenges in various perspectives. Furthermore, it is important to enroll interested parties and to recognize relevant conflicts of interest between various stakeholders in specific planning initiatives.