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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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Sexism in design Allegations around harassment scandals are rife, with Westminster and Hollywood currently under fire. In an article originally published by Design Week” on November 10 2017, they ask female designers to discuss their experiences of sexism in the workplace. Female designers discuss their experiences of sexism in the workplace.

Feature — 16/11/2017

Spark finalist ‘Workey’ – Helping to keep the door to independence open... Design Council this week met with Spark programme finalist Geoff Rolandsen, and spoke to him about his ingenious product ‘Workey’ and how he came about designing a product that he hopes will help people affected by Arthritis and dexterity issues across the United Kingdom. Design Council this week met with Spark programme finalist Geoff Rolandsen, and spoke to him about his ingenious product ‘Workey’.

Feature — 09/11/2017

Transform Ageing prospectus Transform Ageing is a pioneering programme taking a community and design led approach to improve people’s experience of ageing. Transform Ageing is a pioneering programme taking a community and design led approach to improve people’s experience of ageing.

Guide — 03/11/2017

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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