MSc MADE AMS Institute - Design guidelines for self - repair from a practice perspective

MADE Student Project

This thesis aims to find a solution for the growing amount of products that are discarded worldwide. The main objective of this research is to find design guidelines for designers from a practice perspective. This to encourage consumers to do self-repair which in turn will foster a transition towards a Circular Economy. This is done by giving a literature review enriched with 20 semi structured interviews with repairers and non-repairers. The result of the research consists of 10 design guidelines, comprised of literature and the empirical findings, to be used by designers in order to design for unofficial self-repair focused on household electronic equipment.

References can be found inside the document.

Author: Jonas Roozenburg. 

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