IJAT Vol.8 No.5 pp. 706-715
doi: 10.20965/ijat.2014.p0706


Toward a Pattern Language for Eco-Business Design

Shinsuke Kondoh*, Hitoshi Komoto*, Yusuke Kishita**,
and Nobuo Nakamura***

*National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), 1-2-1 Namiki, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8564, Japan

**Osaka University, 2-1 Yamada-oka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871, Japan

***a-Socca, Inc., 5-2 Higasyi-ashiya, Ashiya, Hyogo 659-0095, Japan

April 7, 2014
August 12, 2014
September 5, 2014
eco-business pattern language, design support, ideal eco-business model, rules and gaps network
The objective of this study is to seek a pattern language in the domain of eco-business design. A pattern language is first proposed in the field of architecture. By using patterns as the basis for a shared agreement in a community, users and stakeholders in the community can design buildings and their surrounding environment in a cooperative manner. This paper first discusses key features of the language that enables a cooperative eco-business design among multiple stakeholders. It goes on to describe how to formulate the language by using a causal-loop diagram as well as rules that were established by analyzing 130 eco-business cases in Japan. A simplified case study is also provided to illustrate how to use the language.
Cite this article as:
S. Kondoh, H. Komoto, Y. Kishita, and N. Nakamura, “Toward a Pattern Language for Eco-Business Design,” Int. J. Automation Technol., Vol.8 No.5, pp. 706-715, 2014.
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