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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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Design Council Spark Showcase 2018 announced We are delighted to announce the Design Council Spark Showcase 2018 will be held on the 26-27 June at the Design Museum, London. We are delighted to announce the Design Council Spark Showcase 2018 will be held on the 26-27 June at the Design Museum, London.

News — 11/06/2018

Designing a future economy: interactive data visualisation The interactive data visualisation explores the value of design skills to the UK, and outlines why they are going to be increasingly important if the country is to thrive during the fourth industrial revolution. Explore how design skills are going to be increasingly important if the country is to thrive during the fourth industrial revolution.

Case study — 25/05/2018

Understanding design-intensive innovation How does design contribute to innovation? Does the use of design improve the likelihood of innovation happening? If so, how, and can it be measured? How does design contribute to innovation? Does the use of design improve the likelihood of innovation happening, and can it be measured?

Report — 30/05/2018

Video: Sadie Morgan – The youngest president of the Architectural Association Sadie Morgan is a founding director at award winning architecture practice dRMM. Sitting in the communal gardens at Trafalgar Place, Sadie reflects on how her upbringing in a commune has impacted the way she approaches design, and how public and communal spaces were key to the development of this... In our fourth Leading Women in Design story, we spoke to Sadie Morgan, founding director at award winning architecture practice dRMM.

Feature — 23/05/2018

5 guerrilla design tactics for young businesses Gil Kahana from ChattyFeet gives us some tips and tricks he would recommend for young, up and coming businesses. Gil Kahana from ChattyFeet gives us some tips and tricks he would recommend for young, up and coming businesses.

Feature — 16/05/2018