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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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Design Council Trustee Martin Darbyshire attends unveiling to support... This week Design Council were invited to support internationally acclaimed British designer Paul Cocksedge, as he launched his inspiring outdoor installation to support Blood Cancer Awareness Month. Design Council were invited to support acclaimed British designer Paul Cocksedge as he launched his inspiring new outdoor installation.

News — 08/09/2017

Got a bright idea worth £200k? We are delighted to announce the next round of Design Council Spark applications will open on 12 September 2017. We are delighted to announce the next round of Design Council Spark applications will open on 12 September 2017.

News — 24/08/2017

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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