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Capability approach-based evaluation of a biomass cook-stove design

Khadilkar, Pramod and Lokras, Shridhar and Somashekar, HI and Reddy, Venkatarama BV and Mani, Monto (2015) Capability approach-based evaluation of a biomass cook-stove design. In: CURRENT SCIENCE, 109 (9). pp. 1601-1609.

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What is the scope and responsibilities of design? This work partially answers this by employing a normative approach to design of a biomass cook stove. This study debates on the sufficiency of existing design methodologies in the light of a capability approach. A case study of a biomass cook stove Astra Ole has elaborated the theoretical constructs of capability approach, which, in turn, has structured insights from field to evaluate the product. Capability approach based methodology is also prescriptively used to design the mould for rapid dissemination of the Astra Ole.

Item Type: Editorials/Short Communications
Additional Information: Copy right for this article belongs to the INDIAN ACAD SCIENCES, C V RAMAN AVENUE, SADASHIVANAGAR, P B #8005, BANGALORE 560 080, INDIA
Keywords: Capability approach; design evaluation; design life cycle; improved cook stoves
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Centre for Sustainable Technologies (formerly ASTRA)
Division of Mechanical Sciences > Centre for Product Design & Manufacturing
Date Deposited: 30 Dec 2015 06:03
Last Modified: 30 Dec 2015 06:03
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/52946

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