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Design Council is a charity and is recognised as a leading authority on the use of strategic design. We use design as a strategic tool to tackle major societal challenges, drive economic growth and innovation, and improve the quality of the built environment. We address all aspects of design including product, service, user experience and design in the built environment. We are the UK government’s adviser on design.

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How can we improve the experience of ageing? Transform Ageing sets out to tackle how best to develop sustainable later-life care, and improve the experience of ageing at the same time. Transform Ageing sets out to tackle how best to develop sustainable later-life care, and improve the experience of ageing at the same time.

Feature — 13/02/2017

Our response to the government's Housing White Paper Design Council Cabe today welcomes the government’s Housing White Paper, which sets out a clear approach to boosting housing supply. Design Council Cabe today welcomes the government’s Housing White Paper, which sets out a clear approach to boosting housing supply.

News — 07/02/2017

Our response to the Industrial Strategy Today's industrial strategy is a welcome commitment to supporting UK economic growth. Today's industrial strategy is a welcome commitment to supporting UK economic growth.

News — 23/01/2017

Designing better beginnings for families How Staffordshire County Council developed community-based solutions to support vulnerable families. How Staffordshire County Council developed community-based solutions to support vulnerable families.

Case Study — 13/01/2017

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Why design?

Some people think design means how it looks. But of course, if you dig deeper, it’s really how it works.

Steve Jobs, former CEO, Apple