Arthur De Bono

Emeritus Prof


Research activity per year

Personal profile


Arthur works in the Faculty of Art Design and Architecture at Monash University as the Associate Dean Research, and the Head for the Department of Design.

Associate Professor de Bono's research has been in the discipline of industrial design and the majority of activities have been in the form of innovations in designs for major national research corporations and commercial organisations.

As Head of Department, he has implemented a range of degrees that provide students with professional educational outcomes and a sound basis for research and higher-degree studies.

He has served as President of the Victorian Chapter of the Design Institute of Australia (DIA) and co-chaired the Design Research Society's International Research Conference, FUTUREGROUND.

Research/Professional activities

Associate Professor de Bono is a Fellow of the Design Institute of Australia

Major applied research projects over the last 10 years include:

Electoral Furniture Systems

Assoc. Professor de Bono was commissioned by a multinational packaging company to investigate alternative concepts to durable electoral furniture systems. The research was supported and reviewed by key Australian electoral bodies.

Design and development of a mass produced semi automated residential window system

Assoc. Professor de Bono was funded by multinational company to investigate and discover innovative technologies in residential aluminium window design in a semi-automated manufacturing environment.

Case-ready meat packaging systems

Funded by the Meat Research Corporation to investigate and discover innovative case ready retail meat packaging concepts.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions