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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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London councils’ chance to redesign public services The Design in the Public Sector programme, run by Design Council and fully funded and supported by the LGA has officially started its call for London council’s to be part of its next cohort. Design in the Public Sector programme is looking for London-based public services organisations to be part of its new cohort.

News — 15/11/2016

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Transform Ageing launches to redesign the experience of later life Transform Ageing is a pioneering new programme taking a design-led approach to improving people’s experience of ageing. This new, cross-sector initiative will bring together people in later life, social entrepreneurs and health and social care leaders to define, develop and deliver innovative new... Transform Ageing is a pioneering new programme taking a design-led approach to improving people’s experience of ageing.

News — 28/11/2016

Our response to the 2016 autumn statement Against the backdrop of global uncertainty, it is vital that future industrial policies work to give short-term sustenance to UK industry. Against the backdrop of global uncertainty, it is vital that future industrial policies work to give short-term sustenance to UK industry.

News — 24/11/2016

Rockit: On landing a market success The story of the scientist, the teacher and the fireman who turned sleepless nights into a brilliant commercial opportunity. The story of the scientist, the teacher and the fireman who turned sleepless nights into a brilliant commercial opportunity.

Feature — 17/11/2016

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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