A Case-Based Reasoning Approach to Support the Application of the Eco-Design Guidelines

  • Michele Germani
  • Marco Mandolini
  • Marco Marconi
  • Alessandro Morbidoni
  • Marta Rossi

Abstract

The product eco-sustainability is recognized as a key factor for competitive products and recently, lots of international directives (guidelines) have been issued. However, in literature does not exist research on the practical application of the guidelines during the design phase. The paper aims to define a new approach to support the product design, applying the most common eco-design guidelines integrated with the designers past experiences. This approach consists in a Case- Based Reasoning tool containing a repository of eco-design guidelines and knowledge relative to the past designers experience. The approach has been tested during the re-design process of a cooker hood.

Keywords

Eco-sustainability eco-design guidelines CBR 

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Copyright information

© Springer Science + Business Media Singapore 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michele Germani
    • 1
  • Marco Mandolini
    • 1
  • Marco Marconi
    • 1
  • Alessandro Morbidoni
    • 1
  • Marta Rossi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Industrial Engineering and Mathematical SciencesUniversità Politecnica delle MarcheAnconaItaly

Personalised recommendations