In cooperation with
Patrick Palau & Jessica Bulling
Supervised by Anne Farken & Prof. Matthias Held
The thesis „ simple separating - The separating in design“ is about the disassembly of electronical products. The work is divided into three parts: Research, development of the tool, as well as the review of five product concepts.
To design ecological products, the designer has to estimate the expected lifespan. In this connection the design tool intervenes. Products must be classificated into short-, medium-, or long-lasting. The tool offers categories like connection, design, material, human being and service and helps the designer to define separation for his product concept.
SEPARABILITY DEPENDS ON DURABILITY.
The design tool helps the designer to classificate his product and functions as a guide and gives orientation.. The tool informs and leads through the design part - without limiting the creativity.
The tool asks questions about the product, offers design possibilities and shows examples.
Sooner or later electronical devices get ruined. In most cases the parts cannot be separated and materials cannot be retained. Therefore, the high WASTE VOLUME increases.
The manufacturers determine quality, price and reparability of the products. As contrasted with the manufacturers the consumer influences the OPERATING LIFE of the product.
Products with a short - life and short functionality has to be compostable.
( One Night Stand Product )
Mass - produced products are consumed and has to be efficiently recycled.
( temporary partner )
Products can only be long - lasting if they are reparable.
( life partner )