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A review of sustainable design in the automotive industry

Atef, Nagwaeen and Abdul Rahman, Julaila and Mohd. Din, Shamzani Affendy and Sapian, Abdul Razak (2019) A review of sustainable design in the automotive industry. Journal of Architecture, Planning and Construction Management, 9 (2). pp. 57-68. ISSN 2231 - 9514 E-ISSN 2462 - 2222

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To date, much research on the sustainability of the automotive industry has been published. The classification analysis method has been used to describe the relationship between sustainable design categories and the automotive industry. More than 50 articles related to sustainability towards the automotive industry were found from a search through a database on sustainability and automotive published between 2000 and 2018. This paper attempts to direct attention towards the user and responding to his needs when designing automobiles to help avoid over consumption. The findings show that the past articles discussed 1) improvement and actions taken; 2) the impact of fulfilling the users’ aesthetic and emotional needs; and 3) categories in sustainable products related to the automotive industry including green initiatives to sustainability, Malaysian industry and green initiatives, environmental aspects, sustainability in product life cycle, sustainable consumption, aesthetics and sustainability, end-life-remanufacturing, and product aesthetics, longevity, and user interaction. The study also found that sustainable design is considered less in meeting consumers’ emotional and aesthetic needs. This study could benefit from making early decisions during the automotive design and development process to avoid the costs and time used through later redesign, especially in Malaysia. As a whole, this paper contributes to encouraging manufacturers to adopt new thinking to support the environment by considering the influence of users’ aesthetic and emotional needs to improve the quality of the automotive industry

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 7135/77900
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sustainability, Aesthetic, Automotive, Green Product, User
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA1 General
T Technology > TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics > TL1 Motor vehicles
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design
Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Applied Arts and Design
Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Architecture
Depositing User: Prof Ar Dr Abdul Razak Sapian
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2020 11:42
Last Modified: 28 May 2021 11:59
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/77900

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