Combining social design with Sustainable PSS: a Brazilian case study

  • Bruno Vinicius da Palma Novaes
  • Caroline Marengone Altizani
  • Tomás Queiroz Ferreira Barata
Palabras clave: Product;Service System ; Social design ; Visually Impairment ; Support Network ; Mobile Application


This paper aims to address the relationship between sustainability-oriented PSS (S.PSS) and social design, succeeding the “Course on Sustainable Product-Service Systems and Distributed Economy”, provided by Learning Network on Sustainability. Here follows the experience of São Paulo State University, where tools of S.PSS were applied to a case study on visual impairment. The results involved a support network structured around a mobile application called Teçá, designed to enlarge the engagement between people with visual impairment and their communities.