Case studies from the seven issues of the Design Council Magazine.
When times are tough and revenues are falling there may be a temptation for business to cut ‘discretionary’ budgets - money allocated to activities such as design, perhaps.
Something as simple as effective handwashing can save lives in hospitals. NPSA, the special health authority charged with improving patient care and safety, wanted to get this message across to hospital staff and patients.
Can MPs use design thinking to connect better with their constituents?
We all recognise the need to cut our energy consumption. Can designers help us actually do it?
In 2000 National Savings rebranded as NS&I. But its web site and sales online were limited. In 2005, it relaunched the site using clear, simple and accessible design and within two months, NS&I’s online sales were up from £3m to £47m.
Super premium sausages from Manor Born sell well within a local area, but fail to capture the imagination of consumers further afield. Design agency Elmwood was given free reign to transform the brandand monthly sausage sales rose by 57%. Read more
Remarkable Pencils is an award-winning UK-based company which turns millions of polystyrene vending machine cups into pencils and other stationery products.
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