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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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What is Intellectual Property – An expert’s guide Brand and design expert John Coldham, director at leading IP law firm Gowling WLG, explains what IP is and why it's important. Brand and design expert John Coldham, director at leading IP law firm Gowling WLG, explains what IP is and why it's important.

Feature — 13/10/2017

Transform Ageing – Call for applications We’re looking for social entrepreneurs with innovative product and service solutions to support healthy, happy and active later lives. We’re looking for social entrepreneurs with innovative product and service solutions to support healthy, happy and active later lives.

Guide — 13/10/2017

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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