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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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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

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London councils to work with design experts to tackle social issues Homelessness and help for children are just a few of the challenges London councils will be addressing when Design in the Public Sector launches in the capital. Homelessness is just one of the challenges London councils will be addressing when Design in the Public Sector launches in the capital.

News — 22/03/2017

Our response to the 2017 Spring Budget Sally Benton discusses how the budget reinforces recent major announcements on industrial strategy and infrastructure spending. Sally Benton discusses how the budget reinforces recent major announcements on industrial strategy and infrastructure spending.

News — 09/03/2017

How design can help inclusive growth Stephen Miller responds to the Inclusive Growth Commission's final findings, identifying three key challenges to inclusive growth that design can address. Stephen Miller identifies three key challenges to inclusive growth that design can help to address.

Feature — 09/03/2017

LOKI - Leveraging the digital community to help grow a brand We spoke to LOKI designer Matt Marais about how he and the team embedded the audience into the very core of their business and product. We spoke to LOKI designer Matt Marais about how he and the team embedded the audience into the very core of their business and product.

Feature — 05/01/2017

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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