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Título: Investigating the life-span of cork products for household and personal use through a longitudinal approach with users
Outros títulos: Investigando a longevidade dos produtos de cortiça para casa e de uso pessoal através de uma abordagem longitudinal com utilizadores
Autor: Pereira, Ana Carina da Silva
Orientador: Pereira, Helena Margarida Nunes
Palavras-chave: ecodesign
cork products
use and users
longitudinal study
Data de Defesa: 2014
Editora: ISA/UL
Citação: Pereira, Ana Carina da Silva - Investigating the life-span of cork products for household and personal use through a longitudinal approach with users. Lisboa: ISA, 2014, 300 p.
Resumo: Products with a long life-span are important to reduce resources consumption and outflows to the environment. Cork has an interesting eco-profile since it is a natural non-wood forest product that can be produced without endangering the cork oak vitality. The aim of the work is to investigate the life-span of cork products. A total of 18 different cork products including household and personal use products were studied with 31 users. In the context of design this is cumulative user experience (cumulative UX). The methods used were interviews and photographs, and these were performed at different moments in time: 3 months, 8 months, 16 months, and 2 years. In most cork products everything was fine; the products are still in good condition, users are satisfied, and the evaluations are good, very good, and excellent. There were some problematic cases which enabled to learn more, in particular about the cork materials employed. Besides, most issues arising are related with darkening, sometimes also referred to as dirt, with a pejorative meaning, or ageing which is acceptable like leather. Overall, the approach retrieved interesting and important information about the life-span of the products
Descrição: Doutoramento em Engenharia do Ambiente - Instituto Superior de Agronomia
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.5/7830
Aparece nas colecções:BISA - Teses de Doutoramento / Doctoral Thesis

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