Prof. dr. ir. Bakker, C.A.

Conny Bakker is Professor of Design Methodology for Sustainability and Circular Economy at the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering.

Academic Background

Dr. Conny Bakker is professor at the TU Delft, faculty of Industrial Design Engineering. She coordinates and teaches several courses in Sustainable Design and Circular Product Design. Her research field is Design for the Circular Economy, in particular the design and development of products that are used more than once (i.e. that have multiple lifecycles). She explores and develops design methods and strategies for product life-extension, reuse, remanufacturing and recycling, as well as the business models that enable these strategies.

A second research interest is the field of user-centered sustainable design, which focuses on exploring the relationships between consumer behaviour, sustainability and design. Conny Bakker holds a PhD in 'environmental information for industrial designers', which she obtained in 1995 while working at the research organisation TNO.

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  • 1995
    TU Delft, PhD
    Title Thesis: 'Environmental Information for Designers' 

Specialisation / field of research

  • Circular Product Design 
  • Sustainable design
  • Behaviour, sustainability & design

Lectures and/or coaches students on

  • Circular Product Design 
  • Sustainable design
  • Behaviour, sustainability & design

Products that last

C.A. Bakker, M.C. den Hollander, E. van Hint
ISBN: 978 94 6186 386 7

Published in 2014