Dr. Price, R.A.

Rebecca Price is Assistant professor at the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering.

Academic Background

Dr. Rebecca Anne Price is a researcher within the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering at Delft University of Technology. Rebecca is based in the Department of Design, Organisation and Strategy (DOS) where she investigates how design can advance sectors and industries through multi-leveled and networked innovation. Her work increasingly explores the intersection between the design of socio-technical systems and transitions theory to consider new methodological opportunities.  

Educated and practiced as an industrial designer, Rebecca was quickly drawn to the strategic potential of design as source of resilience, and so pursued a PhD in design-led innovation at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia. Now at TU Delft, Dr. Price works with public and private organisations to support the application of design upon complex innovation challenges. While the predominant domain of her work to date has been mobility (aviation, automotive, urban transport), her methodological research in particular holds increasing value to domains related to public health and energy transitions that stem from a socio-technical perspective of the possibilities of design.


  • 2013 – 2016
    Doctorate of Philosophy (Design)
    Queensland University of Technology
    Nominated for an Australian postgraduate award for outstanding thesis. Thesis title: Implementing design-led innovation within an Australian Airport Corporation.
  • 2009 β€“ 2012
    Bachelor of Design (Industrial Design) (Hons)
    Queensland University of Technology
    Graduated as Infinity Design Award Winner for most outstanding graduate. Minors in Art History and Design and People-Environment Interactions. 


  • 2015 – 2016
    Founder and Director: Innovation x Design
  • 2013 β€“ 2015
    Design Innovation Catalyst: Brisbane Airport Corporation
  • 2012
    Industrial Design Intern: Infinity Design Pty Ltd 

Lectures and/or coaches students on

  • Design strategy
  • Innovation
  • Socio-technical systems
  • Transitions
  • Mobility

Involvement in (research) projects