Department of Mechanical Engineering
 
Elies Dekoninck

Contact details

Room: 4E 2.46

Tel: +44 (0) 1225 384029

Email: e.a.dekoninck@bath.ac.uk

Dr Elies Dekoninck

BSc (Hons) PhD

Profile

Dr Elies Dekoninck is an Industrial Designer. Following a few years in industry, she went back to Brunel University and completed her PhD ‘Eco-innovation: tools to facilitate early-stage workshops’ in 2003, after which she worked as a consultant at Kinneir Dufort Product Design Ltd. in Bristol specialising in Design Strategy and User-centred design. She developed and delivered a portfolio of new consultancy services for clients such as Roche Diagnostics, Masterfoods and Unilever.

Elies then went freelance to pursue her research in eco-innovation. She worked on an EU funded project titled: ‘SUPPORT- Sustainable Innovation Tools’ and conducted consultancy for CREAX Innovation Consultants.

In February 2004, she joined the University of Bath to pursue her research interests in design methods, creativity and innovation and to teach Product Design and Development to Mechanical Engineering students. She is programme leader for the MEng in Advanced Design and Innovation.

Research

Since joining the University she has become involved with: the Innovative Design and Manufacturing Research Centre (IdMRC) with projects on ‘Information and Creativity’; an industrially-based MPhil ‘Improving Innovation Using TRIZ’; an EPSRC Case award with ENVIRON UK ltd. ‘Eco-design, Eco-innovation and future moves towards corporate sustainability’; Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) with Foundrax UK, Bailey Caravans and Bath Institute of Medical Engineering.

She currently supervises PhD students looking at: User-Centred Eco-design; Creativity in Virtual Design teams; Creativity in the Latter stages of the Design Process. Currently she is involved in an EU-funded project: G.EN.ESI - Green ENgineering dESIgn and product sustainability.

She is a member of the Design Society and reviews for a series of international conferences including: DESIGN2006-2012 (Croatia), ICED conferences, Include, Engineering and Product Design Education (E&PDE). She also reviews for the Journal of Engineering Design and the Ergonomics journal.

Teaching units

  • Specialist Design I
  • Specialist Design II
  • Product Design and Development
  • Creativity and Innovation Methods.

Publications

Book/s

Bramley, A. N., Culley, S. J., Dekoninck, E. A., McMahon, C. A., Medland, A. J., Mileham, A. R., Newnes, L. B. and Owen, G. W., 2004. Proceedings of the IDMME 2004 Conference. University of Bath. (Proc IDMME (Abstracts and CD))

Book Sections

Buckingham, M., Dekoninck, E. and McMahon, C., 2013. Improving eco-design projects through better understanding of the company characteristics and business context. In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED.Vol. 3 DS75-03. , pp. 337-345.

Mombeshora, I.M. and Dekoninck, E., 2013. Supply chain eco-information sharing in the product development process through computer aided design software. In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED.Vol. 6 DS75-06. , pp. 73-82.

O'Hare, J., Dekoninck, E., Liang, H. and Turnbull, A., 2007. An empirical study of how innovation and the environment are considered in current engineering design practise. In: Advances in Life Cycle Engineering for Sustainable Manufacturing Businesses - Proceedings of the 14th CIRP Conference on Life Cycle Engineering. New York: Springer, pp. 213-218. (Advances in Life Cycle Engineering for Sustainable Manufacturing Businesses - Proceedings of the 14th CIRP Conference on Life Cycle Engineering)

Articles

Snider, C., Dekoninck, E. and Culley, S., 2016. Beyond the concept:characterisations of later-stage creative behaviour in design. Research in Engineering Design

Domingo, L., Buckingham, M., Dekoninck, E. and Cornwell, H., 2015. The importance of understanding the business context when planning eco-design activities. Journal of Industrial and Production Engineering, 32 (1), pp. 3-11.

Snider, C., Dekoninck, E. A. and Culley, S. J., 2014. The appearance of creative behaviour in later stage design processes. International Journal of Design Creativity and Innovation, 2 (1), pp. 1-19.

Snider, C., Culley, S. and Dekoninck, E., 2013. Analysing creative behaviour in the later stage design process. Design Studies, 34 (5), pp. 543-574.

Chamakiotis, P., Dekoninck, E. and Panteli, N., 2013. Factors influencing creativity in virtual design teams:an interplay between technology, teams and individuals. Creativity And Innovation Management, 22 (3), pp. 265-279.

Cash, P., Elias, E., Dekoninck, E. A. and Culley, S., 2012. Methodological insights from a rigorous small scale design experiment. Design Studies, 33 (2), pp. 208-235.

Howard, T. J., Culley, S. J. and Dekoninck, E. A., 2011. Reuse of ideas and concepts for creative stimuli in engineering design. Journal of Engineering Design, 22 (8), pp. 565-581.

Howard, T. J., Dekoninck, E. A. and Culley, S. J., 2010. The use of creative stimuli at early stages of industrial product innovation. Research in Engineering Design, 21 (4), pp. 263-274.

O'Hare, J., Dekoninck, E., McMahon, C. and Turnbull, A., 2010. Adapting innovation tools to the eco-innovation requirements of industry: case study results. International Journal of Design Engineering, 3 (2), pp. 192-194.

Ferioli, M., Dekoninck, E. A., Culley, S., Roussel, B. and Renaud, J., 2010. Understanding the rapid evaluation of innovative ideas in the early stages of design. International Journal of Product Development, 12 (1), pp. 67-83.

Elias, E. W. A., Dekoninck, E. and Culley, S. J., 2009. Designing for ‘use phase’ energy losses of domestic products. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture, 223 (1), pp. 115-120.

Howard, T. J., Culley, S. J. and Dekoninck, E. A., 2008. Describing the creative design process by the integration of engineering design and cognitive psychology literature. Design Studies, 29 (2), pp. 160-180.

Dekoninck, E., Harrison, D. and Stanton, N. A., 2007. New tools for the early stages of eco-innovation:an evaluation of simplified TRIZ tools. Journal of Design Research, 6 (1-2), pp. 122-141.

Conference or Workshop Items

Chamakiotis, P., Dekoninck, E. A. and Panteli, N., 2014. Creativity in a 24h-long Virtual Design Team. In: European Conference on Information Systems, 2014-06-09 - 2014-06-11.

Snider, C. M., Dekoninck, E. A. and Culley, S. J., 2014. A study of creative behaviour in the early and late stage design process. In: 13th International Design Conference, DESIGN 2014, 2014-05-19 - 2014-05-22. Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, pp. 605-614.

Mombeshora, I. M., Dekoninck, E. A. and Cayzer, S., 2014. Environmental new product development through the three dimensional concurrent engineering approach. In: 13th International Design Conference, DESIGN 2014, 2014-05-19 - 2014-05-22. Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, pp. 1601-1610.

Membeshora, I. M., Dekoninck, E. and Cayzer, S., 2014. Exploring Environmental New Product Development through the Three Dimensional Concurrent Engineering Approach. (KES Transactions on Sustainable Design and Manufacturing; 1/1)

Buckingham, M., Pigosso, D. C. A., Dekoninck, E. A. and McAloone, T. C., 2014. Supporting eco-design implementation within small and large companies. In: 13th International Design Conference, DESIGN 2014, 2014-05-19 - 2014-05-22. Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, pp. 1473-1482.

Buckingham, M. and Dekoninck, E., 2014. The Importance of Understanding the Business Context when Planning Eco - design Activities:SDM14- 032. In: SDM'2014 International Conference on Sustainable Design and Manufacturing, 2014-04-28 - 2014-04-30, UK.

Snider, C., Culley, S. and Dekoninck, E., 2013. Determining relative quality for the study of creative design output. In: ICoRD'13 International Conference on Research into Design, 2013-01-07 - 2013-01-09.

Mombeshora, I. M. and Dekoninck, E., 2013. Web-based portal for sharing information through cad/plm software during the eco-product development process. In: 10th IFIP WG 5.1 International Conference on Product Lifecycle Management for Society, PLM 2013, 2013-07-06 - 2013-07-10. Springer, pp. 375-384. (IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology; 409)

Snider, C., Cash, P., Dekoninck, E. and Culley, S., 2012. Variation in creative behaviour during the later stages of the design process. In: ICDC2012: The 2nd International Conference on Design Creativity, 2012-09-18 - 2012-09-20.

Snider, C., Dekoninck, E. and Culley, S., 2012. Improving confidence in smaller data sets through methodology: The development of a coding scheme. In: 12th International Design Conference, DESIGN 2012, 2012-05-21 - 2012-05-24.

Dekoninck, E., 2012. Enhancing the innovation skills in engineering students. In: Buck, L., Frateur, G., Ion, W., McMahon, C., Baelus, C., De Grande, C. and Vervulgen, S., eds. 14th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education: Design Education for Future Wellbeing, EPDE 2012, 2012-09-06 - 2012-09-07. Glasgow: The Design Society, pp. 431-436.

Snider, C. M., Dekoninck, E. and Culley, S., 2011. Studying the appearance and effect of creativity within the the latter stages of the product development process. In: DESIRE'11: Creativity and Innovation in Design, 2011-10-18 - 2011-10-21.

Snider, C., Dekoninck, E., Yue, H. and Howard, T., 2011. Analysing the use of four creativity tools in a constrained design situation. In: International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED11, 2011-08-15 - 2011-08-18.

Elias, E., Chamakiotis, P., Howard, T., Dekoninck, E. and Culley, S., 2011. Can a virtual design environment enhance group creativity and the use of stimuli? In: International Conference on Research into Design (ICoRD '11), 2011-01-10 - 2011-01-12.

Chamakiotis, P., Dekoninck, E. and Panteli, N., 2011. The creativity of virtual design teams: An exploratory case study. In: Mediterranean Conference on Information Systems (MCIS), 2011-09-03 - 2011-09-05.

Chamakiotis, P., Dekoninck, E. and Panteli, N., 2010. Creativity in virtual design teams. In: International Design Conference, 2010-05-17 - 2010-05-20.

Elias, E., Orme, M., Dekoninck, E. and Culley, S., 2009. A Morphological Design Approach to User-Efficient Design. In: International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED'09, 2009-08-24 - 2009-08-27.

O'Hare, J., Dekoninck, E., Turnbull, A. and McMahon, C., 2009. Adapting eco-innovation tools to the needs of the company: a case study. In: 17th International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED'09, 2009-04-24 - 2009-04-27.

Elias, E., Dekoninck, E. and Culley, S., 2009. Quantifying the Energy Impacts of Use: A Product Energy Profile Approach. In: 16th CIRP International Conference on Life Cycle Engineering, 2009-05-04 - 2009-05-06.

Dekoninck, E. and Howard, T., 2009. Comparing the effectiveness of TRIZ stimuli with three other creative stimuli tools in company brainstorming sessions. In: UK TRIZ Forum, 2009-05-14.

Howard, T., Culley, S. and Dekoninck, E., 2009. Stimulating Creativity: A more practical alternative to TRIZ. In: 17th International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED'09, 2009-04-24 - 2009-04-27.

Mann, D., Shahad, A., Filmore, P. and Dekoninck, E., 2009. From Computer-Aided Invention To Computer-Aided Innovation. In: 11th International TRIZ Conference (TRIZCON2009), 2009-03-16 - 2009-03-18.

Howard, T., Culley, S. and Dekoninck, E., 2009. The differentiation and integration of the systems levels of design and the design activity process to aid the positioning of creativity support tools. In: International Conference on Research into Design (ICoRD '09), 2009-01-07 - 2009-01-09.

Ferioli, M., Dekoninck, E., Roussel, B., Renaud, J. and Culley, S., 2008. Subjectivity in early Idea-evaluation for Innovation. In: European Symposium on Innovative Management Practices (ERIMA'08), 2008-11-06 - 2008-11-07.

O'Hare, J. and Dekoninck, E., 2008. Eco-innovation tools to promote creativity in the design of environmentally sustainable products. In: CRECOS Creative and Complex Design Symposium, 2008-09-11 - 2008-09-12.

Howard, T., Culley, S. and Dekoninck, E., 2008. Creative stimulation in conceptual design: An analysis of industrial case studies. In: ASME 2008 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference (IDETC/CIE), 2008-08-03 - 2008-08-06.

Elias, E., Dekoninck, E. and Culley, S., 2008. Assessing User Behaviour for Changes in the Design of Energy Using Domestic Products. In: IEEE International Symposium on Electronics and the Environment (ISEE 2008), 2008-05-19 - 2008-05-22.

Elias, E., Dekoninck, E. and Culley, S., 2008. Prioritisation Methodology for the User-Centred Design of Energy Using Domestic Products. In: International Design Conference - DESIGN 2008, 2008-05-19 - 2008-05-22.

O'Hare, J., Hansen, P., Turner, N. and Dekoninck, E., 2008. Innovation Hubs: why do these Innovation superstars often die young? In: 9th International Design Conference, DESIGN 2008, 2008-05-19 - 2008-05-22.

Howard, T., Culley, S. and Dekoninck, E., 2008. Idea generation in conceptual design. In: 10th International Design Conference, Design 2008, 2008-05-19 - 2008-05-22.

Elias, E. W. A., Dekoninck, E. A. and Culley, S. J., 2008. Prioritisation methodology for user-centred design of energy using domestic product. In: 10th International Design Conference, Design 2008, 2008-05-19 - 2008-05-22.

Elias, E. W. A., Dekoninck, E. A. and Culley, S. J., 2007. The Potential for Domestic Energy Savings through Assessing User Behaviour and Changes in Design. In: EcoDesign 2007: 5th International Symposium on Environmentally Conscious Design and Inverse Manufacturing, 2007-12-10 - 2007-12-13.

Howard, T., Culley, S. and Dekoninck, E., 2007. Creativity in the engineering design process. In: 16th International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED 2007, 2007-07-27 - 2007-07-30.

Frobisher, P., Dekoninck, E. A. and Mileham, A. R., 2006. Improving manufacturing and process innovation at an automotive component manufacturer. In: Proc 6th International Conference on Indegrated Design and Manufacturing in Mechanical Engineering (IDMME2006), 2006-05-01.

Howard, T. J., Culley, S. J. and Dekoninck, E., 2006. Information as an Input into the creative process. In: 9th International Design Conference DESIGN 06 (Ed, Marjanovic, D.) Dubrovnik, 2006-01-01.

Dekoninck, E., 2006. Using product design approaches to enhance innovation and entrepreneurship in engineering design education. In: 8th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education, E and DPE, 2006-09-07 - 2006-09-08.

Frobisher, P., Dekoninck, E. A., Mileham, A. R. and Vincent, J. F. V., 2004. Improving Innovation using TRIZ. In: proceedings of TRIZ future Conference 2004, 2004-11-01.

Lacarac, V., Smith, D., Tierney, M., Chang, C. C., Bramley, A. N., McMahon, C., Culley, S. J., Dekoninck, E. A., Medland, A. J., Mileham, A. R., Newnes, L. B. and Owen, G. W., 2004. Creation of residual stresses during forging and heat treatment. In: 5th International Conference on Integrated Design and Manufacturing in Mechanical Engineering, 2004-04-01.

Patent

Percival, A., Dekoninck, E. A., Miles, A. W. and Holsgrove, T. P., 2007. Improved Mattress. A47C27- WO2007128967, 15 November 2007.

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