Inlämning av Examensarbete / Submission of Thesis

Sabine Mukaze; Denny Carolina Villamil Velásquez , pp. 112. ING/School of Engineering, 2012.

The work

Författare / Author: Sabine Mukaze, Denny Carolina Villamil Velásquez,
Titel / Title: Product Service System: Co-Designing for Social Impact
Abstrakt Abstract:

Designing for Social Impact is an approach of social sustainability that presents an alternative way to improve living conditions in low income communities, of low income countries, by providing solutions that will enable them to meet their basic needs. Some current methods and tools used by social designers are focused on specific social aspects and often fail to engage communities to participate actively in the design processes. A non-linear Design Research Method was used to engage experts from the Design for Social Impact sector, Product Service System “PSS”, and social designers. A case study based in Gambia was used to study if “PSS” could encourage social designers to co-design with these communities as a way to promote positive solutions. Thus, strategic actions were collected from the research findings as a way to promote co-designing with involved stakeholders in low income communities.

Ämnesord / Subject: Maskinteknik - Mechanical Engineering\General
Hållbar utveckling - Sustainability\General
Hållbar utveckling - Sustainability\Strategic Planning
Nyckelord / Keywords: Design for Social Impact, Product Service System “PSS”, The Gambia, Social Sustainability, Low income communities, Strategic Sustainable Development, Co-design

Publication info

Dokument id / Document id: houn-8v6px7
Program:/ Programme Magisterprogram i hållbar produkt- och tjänsteinnovation/MSPI Masters in sustainable product-service system innovation
Registreringsdatum / Date of registration: 06/11/2012
Uppsatstyp / Type of thesis: Masterarbete/Master's Thesis (120 credits)


Handledare / Supervisor: Cesar Levy-Franca, Henrik Ny
Examinator / Examiner: Dr, Tobias Larsson, Ph.D.
Organisation / Organisation: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Institution / School: ING/School of Engineering

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I samarbete med / In co-operation with: Blekinge Institute of Technology
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