This paper proposes a system dynamics approach for the design and development of sustainable product-service systems (PSSs) to address the structural complexity inherent in PSS design. We believe system dynamics is a valuable tool in identifying the main components of a PSS, their relationships, and the dynamic behavior of the system in its broader context. Easy to understand and interactive simulations of system dynamics can bring the most important properties of a PSS into focus and therefore facilitate the design decision making process. Simulations also provide an opportunity for exploring the environmental impacts and market performance of a design concept quantitatively over a long period of time. This paper illustrates the application of system dynamics for PSS design through a case study of an alternative Clean Transport Service called CTS.
|Keywords:||Product-service Systems, System Dynamics, Modeling and Simulation, Integrated Systemic Tool, Analytical Quantitative Approach, Quantifying Environmental Impacts|
Graduate Student / Graduate Assistant, Interdisciplinary Design Institute, Washington State University, Spokane, WA, USA
Professor of Architecture, Interdisciplinary Design Institute, Washington State University, Spokane, WA, USA
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