Imperial College London

ProfessorPeterChilds

Faculty of EngineeringDyson School of Design Engineering

Head of the School of Design Engineering
 
 
 
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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 7594 7049p.childs Website CV

 
 
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Location

 

Studio 1, Dyson BuildingDyson BuildingSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Publications

Citation

BibTex format

@inproceedings{Hua:2016,
author = {Hua, M and Huang, S and Childs, P},
pages = {186--195},
publisher = {Design Society},
title = {From linear to systemic: an integrated design solution for sustainable household consumption in Iceland},
url = {http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000387791100019&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=1ba7043ffcc86c417c072aa74d649202},
year = {2016}
}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

TY  - CPAPER
AB - Sustainable consumption patterns are one of the key driving forces to achieve sustainabledevelopment. However, studies in design research tend to draw on the existing system ofproduction and consumption with its inherent linear processes, which are often wasteful andpolluting. Here we report on a project for a Nordic family in Iceland which had the dual aimsof introducing a new holistic research method into the consumption research sector andinvestigating ways to optimize the family’s use of resources from a Systemic Design (SD)perspective. Using SD theory, we redesigned the material and energy flows run in the house andoptimized the relationships between its system elements. These programmed changes improvedthe efficiency of the current system and provided opportunities for subsequent designinnovation.
AU - Hua,M
AU - Huang,S
AU - Childs,P
EP - 195
PB - Design Society
PY - 2016///
SP - 186
TI - From linear to systemic: an integrated design solution for sustainable household consumption in Iceland
UR - http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000387791100019&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=1ba7043ffcc86c417c072aa74d649202
UR - http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/58995
ER -