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Title: Designing transition paths for the diffusion of sustainable system innovations. A new potential role for design in transition management?
Authors: Vezzoli, C
Ceschin, F
Kemp, R
Keywords: Design for Sustainability;Product-Service System;System innovation;Transition Management
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: Umberto Allemandi
Citation: Changing the change. Design, visions, proposals and tools, Turin, Italy, 10-12 Jul 2008, 14 pp
Abstract: It is a shared opinion that the transition towards sustainability will be a continuous and articulated learning process, which will require radical changes on multiple levels (social, cultural, institutional and technological). It is also shared that, given the nature and the dimension of those changes, a system discontinuity is needed, and that therefore it is necessary to act on a system innovation level. The challenge now is to understand how it is possible to facilitate and support the introduction and diffusion of such innovations. Bringing together insights from both Design for sustainability and Transition management literatures, the paper puts forward a model, called Transition model of evolutionary co-design for sustainable (product-service) system innovations, aimed at facilitating and speed-up the process of designing, experimentation, niche introduction and branching of sustainable such innovations.
Description: Copyright @ 2008 Umberto Allemandi
ISBN: 978-88-422-1670-4
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Dept of Design Research Papers

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