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Blockchain Applied to Design Systems: Assessment of Quantitative Data on Reports

Format: Papers, RSD12, Topic: Methods & Methodology, Topic: Policy & Governance

Blockchain Applied to Design Systems: Assessment of Quantitative Data on Reports

Alice Fischer Schilling and Martina Liboni

Enhancing systemic analysis and environmental verification through blockchain technology in Spanish wineries

Applying the systemic methodology at the winery Bodega Fábrica de Hojalata in southern Spain has established a strong connection between the company and the surrounding territory. The study involved the analysis of qualitative and quantitative data to develop strategic plans that facilitate the progressive development of the company’s business. The winery currently relies on a supply of energy from renewable sources for production and internal sustainability. However, the ruggedness of the terrain makes it challenging to use such sources for product distribution. The analysis of the company’s workflow has highlighted the difficulties it faces in controlling CO2 emissions during the distribution phase to various European countries. A thorough investigation into compensation options has identified development opportunities for the company, transforming it into a self-compensation project, as well as the possibility of scaling projects to the province and the entire nation. This scaling could encompass wineries and olive groves, where planting has a centuries-old duration. The result generated by systemic designers through business growth planning currently lacks verification regarding the collected data. Therefore, when it comes to ensuring the accuracy of quantitative data, there is currently a risk of incorrect data entry due to the scarcity of available information, compromising its accuracy. This has led to the search for an advanced, decentralised, and global technology capable of securely storing and transferring private company documents and data. The initial use of blockchain technology is based on notarising reports through a digital platform such as Open Timestamp, which allows documents to be uploaded and receives a unique hash code to verify their integrity. To prevent fraud, it is possible to include the identifying data of the company and the consultant to avoid duplicate uploads. Through a thorough verification of the content of the reports, smart contracts can be used, which have the ability to analyse the data following the input of specific parameters related to the relevant field. The validation process allows for the generation of accessible reports and, in a future perspective, the cataloguing of these reports, which can serve as a model for other production areas and promote connections between local and non-local companies.

KEYWORDS: Peer-to-peer network; Decentralised verification; Sustainability assessment; Blockchain validation; Systemic design; Quantitative data.

RSD TOPIC(S): Methods & Methodology, Policy & Governance.

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Author(s): Alice Fischer Schilling and Martina Liboni
Year: 2023
Title: Blockchain Applied to Design Systems: Assessment of Quantitative Data on Reports
Published in: Proceedings of Relating Systems Thinking and Design
Volume: RSD12
Article No.: pre-release
URL: https://rsdsymposium.org/blockchain-design-systems
Host: Georgetown University
Location: Washington DC, USA
Symposium Dates: October 6–20, 2023
First published: 30 September 2023
Last update: no update
Publisher Identification: ISSN 2371-8404
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