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Introduction: Connecting Sharing and Design

  • Jeffrey Kok Hui ChanEmail author
  • Ye Zhang
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Part of the SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology book series (BRIEFSAPPLSCIENCES)

Abstract

Sharing and design have yet to be systematically connected even when more effective or efficient configurations of sharing require design knowledge and action. In this chapter, the idea of sharing by design is introduced. The primary question is: How is the sharing system designed? To address this question, this chapter begins by examining the definitions of design, and also sharing. Subsequently, three justifications for the need of sharing by design are offered. The chapter concludes with a brief overview of the book.

Keywords

Sharing Sharing economy Sharing cities Design Reciprocity 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Humanities, Arts and Social SciencesSingapore University of Technology and DesignSingaporeSingapore
  2. 2.Department of ArchitectureNational University of SingaporeSingaporeSingapore

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