Module 9: Ecodesign and Ecoinnovations – Course 25: Fundamentals of Ecodesign
Welcome to the course on “Ecodesign Strategies and Life Cycle Assessment (LCA),” where we delve into the art of crafting products that not only perform better but also minimize their environmental footprint. To achieve this, designers must tackle a multitude of challenges. Central to their success is the need for comprehensive knowledge about materials – their origins, renewability, mechanical properties, processing requirements, recyclability, and more. Ecodesign is all about embracing a “Design for Excellence” (DfX) approach, with a specific focus on “Design for Environment” (DfE). In this course, we’ll explore the methodologies and strategies that empower designers to create eco-conscious products, emphasizing environmental protection throughout their entire life cycle. Join us as we unlock the secrets to crafting a sustainable future through informed and purposeful design.
Source: Ecodesign strategies and LCA, Nenad ZRNIĆ, Miloš ĐORĐEVIĆ, 2022
The course does not cover the entire topic, but only selected chapters. The topic is explained in more detail in the scripts that are available in the outputs section tab „Innovative textbooks“.