1. Boris Agarski, Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
2. Igor Budak, Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
3. Goran Šimunović, Mechanical Engineering Faculty, Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek, Croatia
4. Borut Kosec, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Natural Science and Engineering, Slovenia
5. Miodrag Hadžistević, Fakultet tehničkih nauka Univerziteta u Novom Sadu, Serbia
6. Djordje Vukelic, Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Novi Sad::, Serbia
Product design is the life cycle stage that has a dominant impact on product's functionality, cost effectiveness, aesthetics, reliability, maintenance, service, and environmental properties. With the raise of importance of environmental issues in product designing, Ecodesign becomes an indispensable concept within the product design stage. It can be realized by considering the sustainable development concept and integrating the environmental aspects into product's development and design. The subjects of this research are tools for ecodesign, life cycle assessment, multi-criteria analysis, and their optimization and integration with final goal to develop the innovative methodology for ecodesign of products and processes for the region of Vojvodina. Designing practices from production industry from Vojvodina region have been analysed in terms of industry sectors, production processes, material availability and use, energy sources, recycling practices and other. The developed methodology tends to help the designers and decision makers for the region of Vojvodina in product's development and design stage. Innovative methodology for product's ecodesign will produce guidelines based on a sustainable development concept and previously developed ecodesign strategies and guidelines. Furthermore, aim is to optimise production processes and to reduce product's and processes environmental impacts through each life cycle stage.
ecodesign; life cycle; environmental impacts