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The Double Diamond: 15 years on Any service designer will have heard of the ‘Double Diamond’. And probably many other designers will have too. It was created by a group of people at Design Council in the early noughties... Any service designer will have heard of the ‘Double Diamond’ and many other designers will have too...

Feature — 03/09/2019

What is the framework for innovation? Design Council's evolved Double Diamond Designers across disciplines share strikingly similar approaches to the creative process, which we’ve mapped out as the Double Diamond, part of our Framework for Innovation. Designers across disciplines share strikingly similar approaches to the creative process, which we’ve mapped out as ‘the Double Diamond’.

Feature — 17/03/2015

Whatever the question, design has an answer.

Design Council champions the power of design to tackle the biggest challenges of our time and bring about real, positive change in people’s lives.

Every day we consult with industry, government and individuals to advise them on how design can improve the things that matter most. 

How can we improve our health and wellbeing? The places we live? The communities we’re all part of? These are the questions we seek to answer, as we strive to make Britain better by design. 

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Find out how Social Entrepreneurs are Transforming Ageing People aged 65 and over are a large and rapidly growing group, there are currently more than 11.9 million people aged 65 and over in the UK People aged 65 and over are a large and rapidly growing group, there are currently more than 11.9 million people aged 65 and over in the UK

News — 12/11/2019

Design Council Spark winner, Matt Dyson, has the answer to help children sleep better In 2016, Rockit answered struggling parents’ prayers with a portable baby rocker that attaches to pushchairs to help soothe children to sleep. Since winning the Design Council Spark Award, Rockit has been able to design and manufacture the innovative product which improves the sleep quality of... In 2016, Rockit answered struggling parents’ prayers with a portable baby rocker that attaches to pushchairs.

News — 05/11/2019

Inclusive Design: Beyond Accessibility What does it mean to feel excluded? Imagine for a moment you use a wheelchair. You try to take the train to work – but the lift at the train station hasn't been maintained and you can't access the platform. What does it mean to feel excluded? Imagine for a moment you use a wheelchair.

Feature — 28/10/2019
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