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Description of the thesis project
 
Consumption is one of the most central functions in our life. Needs and wants, which are fulfilled through consumption mechanisms, are numerous.
 
Development has reached the point where we have to start to think about the consequences of the consumption.
 
Impacts to the nature caused by activities related to consumption are remarkable. The use of natural resources and raw materials is unsustainable.
 
In my thesis "Tietoyhteiskunta, kestävä kehitys ja kulutuksen ympäristöystävällisyys" I studied the relationships between information society, sustainable development and consumption. The aim of the study was to explore how the development of information society will affect the material intensity, production process and consumption of everyday commodities.
 
The approach of the study was near future research. Information used during the process was collected from publications, electronic resources and from expert interviews.
 
The study was explorative and could be described as an hermeneutic process. An important part of the study and exploration was working on the Design Fiction -project.