Review of Product-Service System Design Methods

  • Eugenia Marilungo
  • Margherita PeruzziniEmail author
  • Michele Germani
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 467)


Many researchers have been recently approached the integration of products and services since its relevance in modern industrial scenarios. Despite several authors investigated such topics and defined methods to support companies in product-service ideation and design, they proposed methodologies tailored on specific issues: PSS assessment, requirements elicitation, functional modelling, etc. Anyway, neither of them has found an integration among almost of such methods. This paper presents a review of the current literature approaching PSS design and assessment along the last fifteen years. This due to there are different perspectives to frame PSS. According to this context, the paper gives an overview of PSS development in manufacturing industry, laying the groundwork for designers to develop an integrated tool able to incorporate some of the design methodologies and support manufacturing companies involved in the proposal of the PSS instead of traditional product.


PSS (Product-Service System) PSS sustainability PSS design PSS assessment Business model 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eugenia Marilungo
    • 1
  • Margherita Peruzzini
    • 2
    Email author
  • Michele Germani
    • 1
  1. 1.Polytechnic University of MarcheAnconaItaly
  2. 2.University of Modena and Reggio EmiliaModenaItaly

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