Laura Ackermann

Laura Ackermann
Fachhochschule Salzburg · Design Research Salzburg

Master of Science

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2016-2020: PhD at TU Delft, Netherlands "Product Care for Sustainability" visit designforproduct.care for more information

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Publications (11)
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Product care is defined as all activities initiated by consumers that encourage an extension of product lifetimes, such as repair, maintenance, and/or careful handling. A product care scale was developed and validated in a set of four related studies. In study 1, we asked experts to examine the face validity of a set of 35 items. In study 2, we red...
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Product-service systems are circular business models that can potentially extend product lifetimes and reduce resource consumption. However, consumer product care is crucial in these business models. We explore consumer product care of newly bought, second-hand, and accessed bicycles and washing machines through an online survey (n = 212). Our anal...
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The aim of this PhD project is to understand and enhance consumers’ repair and maintenance activities. We define this behaviour, aimed at prolonging products’ lifetimes, as product care. For designers, it is important to understand consumers’ perspective on product care and to identify reasons why consumers either do or do not take care of their pr...
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Product care is defined as all activities initiated by the consumer that lead to the extension of a product's lifetime. This research contributes to the literature by taking a consumer's perspective on product care, which is essential to postpone product replacement. We used Fogg's behaviour model as a theoretical framework to understand consumers'...
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To contribute to a more sustainable way of consumption, products should stay usable as long as possible. Therefore, it is necessary to take care of products. Product care should be understood as any action that helps prolonging the lifetime of a product, such as maintenance, repair etc. These product care activities can be conducted by the consumer...
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Loaning items such as tools leads to a high amount of administrative tasks in universities and other non-profit organisations. Nevertheless, commercial automatic tool management systems are not affordable. We therefore propose an interactive low-budget loan system, which is adaptable to various contexts of use, ranging from closed communities like...
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In the discipline of design styling is often viewed rather negatively (Bürdek 1991; Person et al. 2012). The reason for this perception is a lack of a clear definition of styling as well as opposing views on the role of the product form in product design. A field experiment is conducted with a goal to test a hypothetical styling model based on stra...

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The aim of this PhD project is to understand and influence consumers’ behaviour towards product care. As a result of my PhD project, strategies for companies and designers to enhance consumers’ product care activities will be presented.
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Our aim is to support a more sustainable way of consumption by a low-budget, but highly novel interactive loan system.