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This paper focuses on the quest for the ecological identity in furniture design. From a historical point of view in the last century, the evolution of furniture products has been examined through some examples that paved the way for clear identities by including some apparent design features. By this review, the first furniture products were spotted that could be representatives of an eco-identity. In the literature, investigation of recent eco-strategies, considering product life cycle and also product-service system approaches ended up as a list of criteria to evaluate eco-products. As a result in this paper, a checklist model was proposed and visually presented in order to assess and choose products with this regard to the eco-identity. This proposition of checklist is a re-interpretation by altering an evaluative method in design process. This tool was used to assess and compare 6 different eco-furniture products that are presented in ecodesign books.

Authors: Demiröz, Onur Y., Özkaraman Şen, Meltem

Under the background of the rapid development of electric vehicles and the imperfect charging service system, this study investigates the current problems in the existing charging system and the user's usage scenarios. meanwhile, the development and advantages of the blockchain technology are discussed as well. Using the model of shared economy, the study discusses the design of electric vehicle charging system based on blockchain technology combined with system service design and distributed economic thinking in the hope of improving the user's charging experience. 

Authors: Cheng Wandong, Zhang Jun

Product-Service Systems (PSS), if properly designed and implemented, represent a promising approach to sustainability. However, there is a number of organisational, cultural and regulatory barriers that hinder the widespread PSS implementation. In this paper, we address this problem by applying Distributed Manufacturing (DM) to tackle some of PSS implementation barriers. We systematically analyse favourable DM features and their potential application for PSS and put forward a set of near-future scenarios. 40 scenarios created to initiate strategic discussion about DM and PSS combination are presented along PSS life cycle stages illustrating the potential of DM features to address PSS implementation. These scenarios can be used by educators, designers and businesses to identify future opportunities to design sustainable PSS solutions.

Authors: Aine Petrulaityte, Fabrizio Ceschin, Eujin Pei, David Harrison