After a deep recession in 2009, home appliance manufacturing has evolved quickly, increasing sales and forecasting of a huge spread of Internet of Things connected products. Despite the potential of the IoT as a future scenario for the development of major home appliances, data collected on actual purchases seem to contradict the trend. Manufacturers justify this gap with the consumers' resistance to adopt new technologies and to change their habits. Nevertheless the consumer claims a lack of perceived benefits in connected appliances, showing strong concern about data transfer to third parties. Investigate user needs and focus on the environmental sustainability of products could solve this techno-stress, allowing the user to perceive the benefits. This paper aims to guide companies and designers, through the application of the Systemic Design approach, to change their goals, allowing them to achieve product innovation together with an environmentally conscious product design.

Design Ethics in socio-technical systems. Addressing the ethics of connected appliance / Fiore, Eleonora. - ELETTRONICO. - (2016), pp. 1-11. ((Intervento presentato al convegno Relating Systems Thinking and Design (RSD5) 2016 Symposium tenutosi a Toronto, Canada nel October 13-15, 2016..

Design Ethics in socio-technical systems. Addressing the ethics of connected appliance

FIORE, ELEONORA
2016

Abstract

After a deep recession in 2009, home appliance manufacturing has evolved quickly, increasing sales and forecasting of a huge spread of Internet of Things connected products. Despite the potential of the IoT as a future scenario for the development of major home appliances, data collected on actual purchases seem to contradict the trend. Manufacturers justify this gap with the consumers' resistance to adopt new technologies and to change their habits. Nevertheless the consumer claims a lack of perceived benefits in connected appliances, showing strong concern about data transfer to third parties. Investigate user needs and focus on the environmental sustainability of products could solve this techno-stress, allowing the user to perceive the benefits. This paper aims to guide companies and designers, through the application of the Systemic Design approach, to change their goals, allowing them to achieve product innovation together with an environmentally conscious product design.
Design Ethics in socio-technical systems. Addressing the ethics of connected appliance / Fiore, Eleonora. - ELETTRONICO. - (2016), pp. 1-11. ((Intervento presentato al convegno Relating Systems Thinking and Design (RSD5) 2016 Symposium tenutosi a Toronto, Canada nel October 13-15, 2016..
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