Keywords: knowledge management, learning process, integration, environmentally sustainable development
Environmental knowledge creation and management process: formalisation, diffusion and valorisation model
To integrate the environment in product design is neither a recent processing method nor an original one. However, one can easily note that in spite of all declarations made in this domain, it remains difficult to know and to evaluate the environmental qualities of a product, and therefore to know a fortiori if this product is "better" or not than another one. Without separating the question of the adequacy of available resources from the problems to be solved, we will lean on the contributions of knowledge management to propose an approach of environmental integration, based on knowledge creation and management, which allows the product designers to appropriate better this new domain; (we position ourselves thus at the interface between environment domains, product design and knowledge management). We will therefore propose a learning piloting tool, for which we specify the development scheme and its use with the help of concrete cases.