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The value of imperfection insustainable design: the emotional tie with perfectible artefacts for longer lifespan

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Current Hyper-consumerism Society have been causing drastic environmental repercussions, most of which designers are responsible for and they should attempt to solve adopting such promising approaches as “designing new production–consumption systems”. In the research here presented, alternative sustainable relationship between individuals and objects has been studied to prolong artifacts lifespan through there discovery of the affective tie for environmental gains. The study aims to give new value to what is addressed as “imperfect”, as potential traces of the vitality of objects,reinforcing an emotional linking. To the purpose a wide survey has been carried out investigating cultural traditions first, and then an original analytical exercise has been carried out to identify potential “imperfect” features for sustainable design approach.On the basis of almost 100 significant (semi-)industrial objects, 4 main design approaches have been identified: Standard Unique, Time and use signs, Breakage followed by fixing, Breakage followed by a new function.
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wabi sabi, product design, imperfection

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Salvia, Giuseppe, Francesca Ostuzzi, Valentina Rognoli, et al. “The Value of Imperfection Insustainable Design: The Emotional Tie with Perfectible Artefacts for Longer Lifespan.” Sustainability in Design : Now! Challenges and Opportunities Fo Design Research, Education and Practice in the XXI Century, Abstracts. 2011. Print.
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Salvia, G., Ostuzzi, F., Rognoli, V., & Levi, M. (2011). The value of imperfection insustainable design: the emotional tie with perfectible artefacts for longer lifespan. Sustainability in Design : Now! Challenges and Opportunities fo Design Research, Education and Practice in the XXI Century, Abstracts. Presented at the Sustainability in Design : Now! Challenges and Opportunities fo Design Research, Education and Practice in the XXI Century.
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Salvia, Giuseppe, Francesca Ostuzzi, Valentina Rognoli, and Marinella Levi. 2011. “The Value of Imperfection Insustainable Design: The Emotional Tie with Perfectible Artefacts for Longer Lifespan.” In Sustainability in Design : Now! Challenges and Opportunities Fo Design Research, Education and Practice in the XXI Century, Abstracts.
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Salvia, Giuseppe, Francesca Ostuzzi, Valentina Rognoli, and Marinella Levi. 2011. “The Value of Imperfection Insustainable Design: The Emotional Tie with Perfectible Artefacts for Longer Lifespan.” In Sustainability in Design : Now! Challenges and Opportunities Fo Design Research, Education and Practice in the XXI Century, Abstracts.
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Salvia G, Ostuzzi F, Rognoli V, Levi M. The value of imperfection insustainable design: the emotional tie with perfectible artefacts for longer lifespan. Sustainability in Design : Now! Challenges and Opportunities fo Design Research, Education and Practice in the XXI Century, Abstracts. 2011.
IEEE
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G. Salvia, F. Ostuzzi, V. Rognoli, and M. Levi, “The value of imperfection insustainable design: the emotional tie with perfectible artefacts for longer lifespan,” in Sustainability in Design : Now! Challenges and Opportunities fo Design Research, Education and Practice in the XXI Century, Abstracts, Bangalore, India, 2011.
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  abstract     = {Current Hyper-consumerism Society have been causing drastic environmental repercussions, most of which designers are responsible for and they should attempt to solve adopting such promising approaches as “designing new production–consumption systems”. In the research here presented, alternative sustainable relationship between individuals and objects has been studied to prolong artifacts lifespan through there discovery of the affective tie for environmental gains. The study aims to give new value to what is addressed as “imperfect”, as potential traces of the vitality of objects,reinforcing an emotional linking. To the purpose a wide survey has been carried out investigating cultural traditions first, and then an original analytical exercise has been carried out to identify potential “imperfect” features for sustainable design approach.On the basis of almost 100 significant (semi-)industrial objects, 4 main design approaches have been identified: Standard Unique, Time and use signs, Breakage followed by fixing, Breakage followed by a new function.},
  author       = {Salvia, Giuseppe and Ostuzzi, Francesca and Rognoli, Valentina and Levi, Marinella},
  booktitle    = {Sustainability in Design : Now! Challenges and Opportunities fo Design Research, Education and Practice in the XXI Century, Abstracts},
  keywords     = {wabi sabi,product design,imperfection},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Bangalore, India},
  title        = {The value of imperfection insustainable design: the emotional tie with perfectible artefacts for longer lifespan},
  year         = {2011},
}