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Access Over Ownership

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Access Over Ownership

Access Over Ownership is a socioeconomic concept that prioritizes access to goods and services over individual ownership. This paradigm shift is driven by a confluence of factors, including technological advancements, environmental concerns, and evolving consumer preferences. In the realm of design, Access Over Ownership manifests in various forms, such as product-service systems, sharing platforms, and subscription-based models. These approaches challenge traditional notions of ownership by offering users the benefits of a product or service without the burdens of maintenance, storage, and disposal. By decoupling access from ownership, designers can create more sustainable, adaptable, and user-centric solutions that optimize resource utilization and reduce waste. This concept also enables greater flexibility and affordability for users, as they can access a wide range of products and services on-demand, tailored to their specific needs and preferences. As the world grapples with resource scarcity and environmental challenges, Access Over Ownership presents a compelling framework for designers to reimagine the relationship between people and the objects they use, fostering a more resilient and equitable future.

sharing economy, collaborative consumption, product-service systems, sustainability, user-centric design

Robert Anderson

CITATION : "Robert Anderson. 'Access Over Ownership.' Design+Encyclopedia. (Accessed on April 14, 2024)"

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