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EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education
Volume 12, Issue 5 (May 2016) - Special Issue on Exploring Computing’s Impact on Design and Creativity in MST Education, pp. 1285-1302

DOI: 10.12973/eurasia.2016.1513a

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Developing a Decision Model of Sustainable Product Design and Development from Product Servicizing in Taiwan

Yu-Chen Huang, Jui-Che Tu & So-Jeng Hung


In response to the global trend of low carbon and the concept of sustainable development, enterprises need to develop R&D for the manufacturing of energy-saving and sustainable products and low carbon products. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to construct a decision model for sustainable product design and development from product servicizing in Taiwan. The study used the grounded theory to extract the results of the expert interviews to analyze factors of sustainable product design and development under principles of product servicizing. Then, this study established a sustainable development checklist of product servicizing based on life cycle as the criterion of evaluation for sustainable product design and development. Finally, the study constructed a decision model for sustainable development of product design and servicizing. 

Keywords: product servicizing; life cycle; sustainable development; low carbon society; office furniture

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