for Sustainable Design Methods and Tools
The recent publication by some Sustainable Design SIG members, "A Research Roadmap for Sustainable Design Methods and Tools", proposes a set of coordinated research topics to improve the effectiveness of sustainable design practices in industry--specifically, improve their environmental and social benefits, improve their business value, and improve the ease with which companies can integrate them into product and service development. The roadmap contains ambitious goals for a decade's worth of research, with a vision that by 2030, "all companies have a long-term sustainability strategy that is deeply integrated into their product development and other business practices so that their products and services enhance the environmental and social health of the world more than they damage it..." and researchers / developers of sustainable design methods and tools "work closely with companies for a deep understanding of their needs, and they continuously improve [the methods and tools] to solve evolving challenges..."
Collaboraters are sought to coordinate research in line with the roadmap, since the roadmap is far larger than any one research group could perform. This can include faculty, PhDs, or other students or researchers, as well as industry partners such as designers, engineers, and managers in product development consultancies or product manufacturers.
Graphical summaries of the roadmap are below, reprinted from the article; for details and rationales, see the paper itself.
To sign up for collaboration or ask questions, contact Jeremy Faludi, firstname.lastname@example.org.