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Dematerialisation

"Dematerialization [is] the process of converting products into services. A good example of dematerilization through timeshare of a product is a local community sharing a car 'pool' in which all individuals have the opportunity to use/hire a car when needed rather than own a car that stands idle for a large part of its life." (Fuad-Luke, A, 2002)

How can designers initiate a move from products to services?

What sort of issues need to be considered?

What are the obstacles to moving from products to services?

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Fuad-Luke, A, (2002) 'The Eco-design Handbook' Thames and Hudson, London