What we do

We are a charity dedicated to improving people’s lives through the use of design. We help grow businesses, improve the built environment, and transform public services. We offer paid-for design support, deliver partner-funded programmes, and campaign to raise awareness of the value of design.

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How design is improving the quality of new homes Design Council Cabe shares their expert view on how we can overcome the housing shortage with not only more, but better homes. Design Council Cabe shares their expert view on how we can overcome the housing shortage with not only more, but better homes.

Opinion — 01/04/2016

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Islington Clinical Commissioning Group Islington Clinical Commissioning Group used design coaching to help them introduce a personalised approach to healthcare. Islington Clinical Commissioning Group used design coaching to help them introduce a personalised approach to healthcare.

Case Study — 24/03/2016

MedTechSouthEast finalist wins £35,000 Nesta funding MedTechSouthEast finalist, Cara O’Sullivan has been awarded second prize and £35,000 for her Evolvable Walking Aid in Nesta’s Inclusive Technology Prize MedTechSouthEast finalist, Cara O’Sullivan has been awarded £35,000 for her Evolvable Walking Aid in Nesta’s Inclusive Technology Prize

News — 30/03/2016

International Women’s Day: Women in Design We explore the disparity between the genders when it comes to wages, senior roles and representation across the design sector. We explore the disparity between the genders when it comes to wages, senior roles and representation across the design sector.

Opinion — 08/03/2016

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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