Our publications, all together in one place. Here's where to find guides to our programmes, reports and our annual reviews.
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.
Distilling the lessons from two initiatives developed to broaden design students' understanding of business issues. These initiatives were developed in partnership with the ICA.
A report showing how cities in the UK and around the world have used their public spaces to deliver economic, health and social benefits.
Britain's fastest growing companies are using design to drive their businesses forward. Design in Britain 2003-2004 presents the evidence. Find out more about it and download a PDF
A report on how the NHS needs to think in broad design and system terms – much more so than it does at present. Find out more and download a PDF.
Designers have just as big a role in tackling crime as police, crime prevention agencies and town planners. According to Think Thief, designing against crime is the most effective way to beat criminals. Published with support from the Home Office.
Design in Britain 2002-2003 features facts, figures and quotes underlining the financial and cultural benefits design can bring to business, education and the public sector. Find out more about it and download a PDF
Kit for Purpose is a Design Council investigation into how cost-effective design can make the difference between environments pupils and teachers have to fit themselves into and ones developed to meet their needs.
A review of the past year and a look at how the Design Council aims to prove how design adds value by demonstrating it in action.
How do you beat crime? More policemen and longer prison sentences say some. But good design can actually prevent crime and this collection of case studies proves the word is spreading.
Both the UK and world populations are ageing - this policy paper raises awareness of the resulting issues and sets out how design can respond. Living Longer is written by Roger Coleman, of the Helen Hamlyn Centre.
A collection of facts, figures and quotes on design in Britain. Design in Britain 2001-2002 summarises the design year in facts, figures and quotes. Find out more about it and download a PDF
Design helps businesses to stay in touch with their customers and build the strategy that not only keeps those customers but adds new ones and opens up whole new markets. Twelve small businesses share their experiences of using design in their business.
Meeting of Minds examines how business gains from working with universities and how universities gain from working with business. Meeting of Minds argues that collaboration between business and academic brains can produce uniquely innovative solutions.
Published in partnership with Demos, What Learning Needs paints a picture of what learning should look like and continues the debate on the role of creativity in our education system.
This policy paper demonstrates how design has the potential to reduce crime and suggests how the practice of designing out crime can move beyond isolated examples and into the mainstream.