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Professor Cees de Bont

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Trained in Consumer Psychology, PhD from Delft University of Technology, 10 years in Philips Royal Electronics and deanships of the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering in Delft and the School of Design of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Design Research, Strategic Design

Design education, Innovation adoption, Consumer Behaviour, Design Leadership

Van Wee, B., Maat, K., & De Bont, C. (2012). Improving sustainability in urban areas: discussing the potential for transforming conventional car-based travel into electric mobility. European Planning Studies, 20(1), 95-110.

Gemser, G., de Bont, C., Hekkert, P., & Friedman, K. (2012). Quality perceptions of design journals: The design scholars’ perspective. Design Studies, 33(1), 4-23.

de Bont, C., den Ouden, P. H., Schifferstein, H. N. J., Smulders, F. E. H. M., & Van Der Voort, M. (2013). Advanced design methods for successful innovation.

van Waart, P., Mulder, I., & de Bont, C. (2016). A participatory approach for envisioning a smart city. Social Science Computer Review, 34(6), 708-723.

Gemser, G., & de Bont, C. (2016). Design-related and design-focused research: A study of publication patterns in design journals. She Ji: The Journal of Design, Economics, and Innovation, 2(1), 46-58.

C. de Bont and S. X. Liu, (2017). Breakthrough Innovation through Design Education: Perspectives of Design-Led Innovators. Design Issues, vol. 33, no. 2, pp. 18-30.

S. X. Liu and C. de Bont, (2017). Barriers to Strategic Design: A Perspective from China. She ji The Journal of Design, Economics, and Innovation Volume 3, Number 2, 133-145

Management, PhD supervision, Strategic Design