Infographic: Design for Product Lifetime

Technology July 3, 2012 11:22 am

Student Design Competition

In The Electronic Afterlife, we revealed the impact of electronic waste: 20–50 tonnes each year flow through a global supply chain, mostly ending in landfills and informal recycling villages. As we embed electronics in more of our products, how can designers keep the product lifetime in mind?

To answer this, Makeshift teamed up with Autodesk, Core77, and iFixit, to launch the student design competition Design for (Your) Product Lifetime. Designing to extend the product lifetime means considering the use, disassembly, repair, and recycling of your product. To spread some of these strategies, we collaborated with Autodesk on this nifty handguide.

Design for (Your) Product Lifetime Student Design Competition
Autodesk Sustainability Workshop