BADALUCCO Laura, CHIAPPONI Medardo, Energia e design. Innovazioni di prodotto per la sostenibilità energetica, Roma, Carocci, 2009.
In the field of Industrial Design the theme of energy requires to critically consider consumption, quantity and quality of materials, and also proper and effective communication of these issues.
This involves two distinct activities:
- Reworking of existing products;
- Development of innovative types.
The book describes the contribution of Industrial Design in achieving both the energy efficiency goals and development in use of renewable energy. Through significant case studies, the book deals with product innovation, emerging technologies and tools used by designing to address the needs expressed by energy sustainability.