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The Frontiers of Society, Science and Technology, 2019, 1(6); doi: 10.25236/FSST.2019.010616.

Design in Context: Ecology, Economics and Politics


Yanhui Fang

Corresponding Author:
Yanhui Fang

The University of New South Wales, Sydney, 2017


As the world pays more and more attention to sustainable development, different industries are pursuing reliable sustainable progress methods. Especially electronics companies. Because the manufacture and use of electronic products need to consume more energy. The production, recycling and disposal of electronic products are a serious threat to the safety of human and ecological environment due to the use of various heavy metal substances and other chemical substances in product production. Two electronic service systems - Haier and LG Electronics both claim to be sustainable. This paper analyzes and demonstrates the sustainability of these two systems, finds out their ecological, economic or political advantages and disadvantages, and proposes design interventions to demonstrate what can be improved in parallel systems.


Sustainable design; Ecology; Economics; Politics

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Yanhui Fang. Design in Context: Ecology, Economics and Politics. The Frontiers of Society, Science and Technology (2019) Vol. 1 Issue 6: 80-86. https://doi.org/10.25236/FSST.2019.010616.


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