How do we measure the cost and impact of design? What are the metrics – or is understanding the value of design a matter of faith? Would better evidence on the impact of design drive up demand?
Deyan Sudjic, Director of the Design Museum, and Vicky Pryce, FTI Consulting, led the debate with perspectives on the issue from Sir Adrian Smith, Director General of Knowledge and Innovation at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, the Design Business Association, the King’s Fund and Bennetts Associates.
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To coincide with the Government’s Innovation and Research Strategy for Growth we published our own set of facts, figures and practical plans for growth
Policymakers, designers and business leaders debated whether now would be a good time to develop a UK Design Strategy
Business leaders, senior government ministers, world-leading designers and architects explore how Britain’s design industry can play a more central role in driving economic growth
Our international Redesigning Business Summit, staged in London with The Economist, brought leaders and thinkers from business and design together to find out how design can make businesses stronger
In association with the Arts & Humanities Research Council and supported by FTI Consulting
The 2012 Design Forum launches a new partnership between Design Council and the Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC), aimed at developing a new design research programme that will deliver timely, high-quality evidence, bringing industry and universities closer together.
This event follows on from commitments made in the Innovation and Research Strategy for Growth recently published by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and to be taken forward jointly by the Design Council and AHRC.
The debate and discussion will feed directly into the development of a future design research programme, and we are actively encouraging participation either on the day or online, so that a wide range of views can be taken into account.
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