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Circular Design Rules


Circular design plays a central role on the way to a viable circular economy. In order to provide actors in the product development process with a simple set of rules for the design of circular products, the Institute of Design Research Vienna has developed the Circular Design Rules.

In cooperation with Designaustria and with the support of the Federal Ministry for Climate Protection and the Vienna Business Agency, a toolkit was developed that contains nine rules for circular design and a scorecard. With the goal of closing product and material cycles, the tool provides orientation and shows progress along the way.


Author Institute of Design Research Vienna

Source Institute of Design Research Vienna

Language English, Spanish, Chinese, German, Portuguese

License CC BY NC 4.0

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