Disassembly for Redesign
Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Research into Design (ICoRD)
The paper proposes to change the way to improve a product by switching the DfD approach (Design for Disassembly) into DfR (Disassembly for Redesign). The concept is to disassemble a product by keeping the just necessary parts that achieve the basic service, the product being still in operation. The disassembly procedure (tasks, tools, duration, resulting parts, …) is recorded in order to express how much frugal the product is. The frugality index measures the difference between the product before and after the disassembly procedure, it consequently expresses the energy to spend to innovate in a more responsible way. The methodology is supported by an example on an EEE product. A discussion is finally engaged to present the limits and the perspectives of the approach.