Our publications, all together in one place. Here's where to find guides to our programmes, reports and our annual reviews.
Report on the Design Council / HEFCE fact-finding visit to the United States. September 2006. Find out more about it and download a PDF
Advice on designing buildings, spaces and places that everyone can use.
Guidance on how CABE evaluates schemes, from site planning through to the final project, considering procurement and the role of the planning system.
The Value of Design Factfinder 2007 is based on the Design Council’s National Survey of Firms 2005–06 and provides evidence of how businesses use and understand design, and how it impacts on their performance. Find out more about it and download a PDF
This paper on Transformation Design discusses how product, communication, interaction and spatial designers’ core skills can be used to transform the ways in which the public interacts with systems, services, organisations and policies.
Practical advice on getting the best from statements to help deliver well-designed, inclusive places.
How can design speed up technological research's journey from the lab to the marketplace? The Design Council and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council teamed up to find out.
The Cox Review of Creativity in Business: building on the UK's strengths was published on the 2 December 2006. Download a PDF from The Treasury website
In-depth research conducted in 2005 on the UK's design industry providing detailed data on everything from scale and economic clout to education and skills.
The share prices of companies which invest in design performed up to three times better than the FTSE 100 Index over nearly two years in the run-up to December 2004.
Design Council Review 2004-05. A look at why design matters to the UK and the Design Council initiatives raising its profile in business and the public sector. Download a PDF
This literature review looks in detail at academic research on learning environments and how they affect the people who use them. Prepared by the University of Newcastle and sponsored by CfBT Research and Development.
Learning in the UK's schools is evolving fast, but the environments where that learning happens are essentially the same as they were 100 years ago. Change is long overdue, and this prospectus points the way to making it happen.
The more businesses use design, the more successful they're likely to be. That's the clear message from Design in Britain 2004-2005, based on one of the UK's biggest business surveys. Find out more about it and download a PDF
Healthcare needs a shake-up to handle the rising tide of chronic disease. RED Paper 01 Health: Co-creating Services sets out a new vision for healthcare in which users take a key role in shaping the services they receive.
Can design improve our encounters with the state? Our Touching the State project asked the question, and the answers feature in a magazine full of insights and opinions. Published in partnership with the IPPR.