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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Meet the Spark finalists 2016 Meet the Spark finalists 2016 They're improving the way insulin is injected, changing the way we BBQ, and helping babies to sleep, meet the Spark finalists 2016

Feature — 24/05/2016

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A note from the Chairman Design Council Chairman Martin Temple outlines our ambitions and shares news about changes at the top of the organisation Design Council Chairman Martin Temple outlines our ambitions and shares news about changes at the top of the organisation

Opinion — 23/05/2016

KidsConnect: How we went from prototype to app KidsConnect founders, Tracey Gilbert and Hannah White on taking a paper prototype and turning it into a real mobile app KidsConnect founders, Tracey Gilbert and Hannah White on taking a paper prototype and turning it into a real mobile app

Opinion — 29/04/2016

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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