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Design Council’s purpose is to make life better by design. We are an independent charity and the government’s advisor on design. Our vision is a world where the role and value of design is recognised as a fundamental creator of value, enabling happier, healthier and safer lives for all. Through the power of design, we make better places, better products, better processes and better performance.

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Designing better children's services The Design in the Public Sector programme is helping councils and partners find new ways of delivering effective children’s services using design methods. Jo Stephenson investigates The Design in the Public Sector programme is helping councils and partners find new ways of delivering

Feature — 05/06/2019

The importance of threading Design through STEM Watch Alistair Kitching from Reece Innovation and Sally Benton Director of Policy and Communication, Design Council, talk about the importance of incorporating STEM and design skills. Alistair Kitching from Reece Innovation and Sally Benton, Design Council, talk about the importance of incorporating STEM and design skills.

News — 07/05/2019

What makes a knowledgeable, talented, and skilled designer? Design Council research has demonstrated that design is unlocking innovation in businesses and places. Its role improving economic and social outcomes is much better understood and in recent years businesses have started to gain a broader appreciation of the benefits of design. Design Council research has demonstrated that design is unlocking innovation in businesses and places.

Feature — 01/05/2019

Is the UK economy being damaged by our design education policy? Multinational engineering company JCB talks about their commitment to helping improve students’ practical and theoretical skills in business and engineering. This commitment has come in response to their increased struggle to find students with the right skills in the UK. Multinational engineering company JCB talks about their commitment to helping improve students’ practical and theoretical skills in business

News — 01/05/2019

Watch: Transform Ageing – Later life is for living 56 projects and counting! We’re proud to present our new film celebrating how our Transform Ageing programme is designing a better experience for later life. We’re proud to present our new film celebrating how our Transform Ageing programme is designing a better experience for later life.

Feature — 25/04/2019