Louise Manfredi, PhD, IDSA

Assistant Professor, Syracuse University

Louise Manfredi, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Industrial and Interaction Design at Syracuse University and the director of the Designing Sustainably research lab. Manfredi is also a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts, Manufactures, and Commerce.

LCA Three Ways

Education Symposium
Academic Paper

Sept 13, 2022

Main Stage

10:00 AM - 10:10 AM

Life cycle assessment (LCA) is one of many tools a designer can use to design products for the circular economy. Unfortunately, commonly used software that offers comprehensive LCAs presents a challenge for students to use in design without extensive training, which can be difficult for educators to provide.

This case study discusses the use of three different fast-track LCA tools with 4th year industrial designers. A small-scale survey revealed that each student found at least one tool approachable enough to use in future design work.