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InDeaTe—A Computer-Based Platform with a Systematic Design Template and a Database of Methods and Tools

  • Amaresh ChakrabartiEmail author
  • Shakuntala Acharya
  • B. S. C. Ranjan
  • Suman Devadula
  • Kiran Ghadge
  • N. Madhusudanan
  • Praveen Uchil
  • V. Srinivasan
  • Gaurav Ameta
  • Sudarsan Rachuri
Conference paper
Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 66)

Abstract

InDeaTe—Innovation Design Database and Template—is a knowledge-driven, sustainable design process support tool, aimed at improving sustainability considerations in design. It comprises a design process template that guides ‘life cycle thinking’ into design by creating intersections of stages of design with life cycle phases at which design activities are directed. The tool also has a design database of sustainability definitions and indicators, and methods and tools, for solving a given design problem by supporting the template. This paper discusses the potential of InDeaTe in supporting design of sustainable products, services and manufacturing systems by retaining its inherent characteristic of exploration and innovation, while offering a multitude of possibilities and routes towards achieving the design goal.

Keywords

Eco-design Sustainability Enabling technologies and tools InDeaTe platform 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Amaresh Chakrabarti
    • 1
    Email author
  • Shakuntala Acharya
    • 1
  • B. S. C. Ranjan
    • 1
  • Suman Devadula
    • 1
  • Kiran Ghadge
    • 1
  • N. Madhusudanan
    • 1
  • Praveen Uchil
    • 1
  • V. Srinivasan
    • 2
  • Gaurav Ameta
    • 3
  • Sudarsan Rachuri
    • 4
  1. 1.Indian Institute of ScienceBangaloreIndia
  2. 2.Singapore University of Technology and DesignSingaporeSingapore
  3. 3.Washington State UniversityPullmanUSA
  4. 4.Department of EnergyAdvanced Manufacturing OfficeWashingtonUSA

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