Co-Creating Sustainable Systems

Student thesis: Doc typesDoctor of Sciences


This research aims at enhancing co-creative Requirements Engineering (RE) processes, and studying whether their application leads to building more sustainable systems - or not. To achieve this goal, we develop a new combined understanding of creativity and sustainability in RE, and then propose and evaluate techniques inspired by the Improvisational Theatre (improv) world for better co-creation in RE. Despite a clear focus on RE, we will suggest that many of the observations, analysis and conclusions included in this work may have a broader application than solely for RE.
Date of Award8 Jun 2017
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • University of Namur
SupervisorPatrick Heymans (Supervisor), Michael Petit (President), Neil Maiden (Jury), Ingrid de Saint-Georges (Jury), Bruno Dumas (Jury), Gilles Perrouin (Jury) & Annick CASTIAUX (Jury)


  • design method
  • Innovation
  • Requirements Engineering

Attachment to an Research Institute in UNAMUR

  • NADI

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