Circular Design Rules

The Institute of Design Research Vienna developed the Circular Design Rules in order to provide actors in the product development process with a simple set of rules for the design of circular products. Circular design plays a central role on the way to a viable circular economy.



In cooperation with designaustria and with the kind support of the Federal Ministry for Climate Protection and the Vienna Business Agency, a toolkit was developed that contains nine rules for circular design and a scorecard. With the goal of closing product and material cycles, the tool provides orientation and shows progress along the way.