International Journal of Science, Technology and Society

Special Issue

Design Innovations for Sustainable Development

  • Submission Deadline: Feb. 20, 2015
  • Status: Submission Closed
  • Lead Guest Editor: Rujeko Masike
About This Special Issue
Sustainable development is a political vision that entails huge challenges for social and technical innovation all over the world. It has consequences for all professions, not least for engineering designs, mechanical, chemical and civil engineering. The full complexity of societal development can be addressed and managed through design for sustainable development.

This Special Issue aims to develop and disseminate understanding of present and future sustainability impacts and solutions related to innovation, products, technologies, services and systems through networking and information sharing.

It will help build world class knowledge and expertise of sustainability by covering issues like:
1. Design Development and Commercialization
2. Design for Manufacture
3. Design for Environment
4. Technology Transfer

In the contemporary era, design innovations have a vital role to play in any industry. They can not only speed up processes, but can transform the business functions to enable sustainable development through savings of resources. The degradation of natural and social capital has a negative impact hence action has to be taken to get solutions through research in order to develop, manage and retain ideas that help to create more environmentally friendly and sustainable products. The world can then meet the millennium goals in which living conditions and resource-use meet human needs without compromising the sustainability of natural systems and the environment, so that future generations may also have their needs met.
Lead Guest Editor
  • Rujeko Masike

    Harare Institute of Technology, Harare, Zimbabwe

Guest Editors
  • Vijendra Kumar Venkatappa

    Department of Mechanical Engineering, M S Engineering College, Visvesvaraya Technological University, Bangalore, India

  • Winnie Mutenhabundo

    Harare Institute of Technology, Harare, Zimbabwe

  • Maxwell Dzanya

    Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Department, Harare Institute of Technology, Harare, Zimbabwe

Published Articles
  • An Economically Sustainable Urban Public Transport Framework: System Dynamics Modelling Approach to Reduce Public Transport Liberalisation Impact in Harare City

    Portia Mupfumira , Budisantoso Wirjodirdjo

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 2-2, April 2015
    Pages: 11-21
    Received: Feb. 20, 2015
    Accepted: Mar. 11, 2015
    Published: Jul. 28, 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijsts.s.2015030202.13
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    Abstract: Public transportation plays a key role to socio-economic development of any nation. This service enhances people’s livelihood framework by facilitating mobility and accessibility to services. Moreover, there is clear global evidence that a well performing public transport is an important enabler of sustained economic prosperity. Rapid urbanization ... Show More
  • Value Stream Mapping in Glide Manufacturing: A Case Study of Insti-Tools in Zimbabwe

    Maxwell Dzanya , Caroline Mukada

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 2-2, April 2015
    Pages: 6-10
    Received: Oct. 13, 2014
    Accepted: Jan. 10, 2015
    Published: Feb. 27, 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijsts.s.2015030202.12
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    Abstract: Value Stream Mapping (VSM) is a tool for Lean Manufacturing which is used in mapping and identifying of all the specific actions required to eliminate the non-value activities manufacturing processes. Glides are essentially plastic components manufactured for supporting beds and sofas (legs). Due to globalisation and rapid advances in manufacturing... Show More
  • Design, Development and Performance Evaluation of an on-Farm Evaporative Cooler

    Rajendra Kenghe , Nilesh Fule , Kalyani Kenghe

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 2-2, April 2015
    Pages: 1-5
    Received: Sep. 19, 2014
    Accepted: Jan. 12, 2015
    Published: Feb. 27, 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijsts.s.2015030202.11
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    Abstract: The portable evaporative cooler was designed for storage of 50 kg fresh fruits having overall diamentions of 1220 x 860 x 787 to study the performance of an on-farm evaporative cooler with the effect of different filling materials viz., coconut coir, saw dust + gunny bag, ECC cool pad, wala sheet and gunny bag. Selection of filling material was bas... Show More