Tips: Design for life after death
October 15, 2010
Most products don't last forever. Products designed to have secondary usages after their primary function has lapsed can add value to the product, and may fill a need that would be filled by another purchased product instead.
: Adding graduated lines to the side of a salad dressing bottle makes it useful as a measuring device after its initial use.
: Trying to work unnecessary second uses into a design can often increase the complexity. Design a product's second life such that it requires no extra parts or complexity that wouldn't be needed in the original design.
Kodak Disposable Camera
Bird-Electron Recycling Speaker