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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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Spark 2018 awardees ALIE, bring the human touch to handheld controllers The Spark programme offered Ming and his then-newest business associate Andy Stewart, the support to achieve their ambitions. We needed not only the financial support that Spark could give us, but also a framework for working that was rigorous. The Spark programme offered Ming and his then-newest business associate Andy Stewart, the support to achieve their ambitions.

Feature — 19/11/2018

Watch: Transform Ageing – Discover the impact of NEDcare NEDCare is delivering a lasting solution for ageing communities and providing a better solution for people in later life. It aims to help other communities create the same level of engagement locally by meeting GP services, pharmacies, parish council and community groups like the Women’s Institute. Our award winner is delivering a lasting solution for ageing communities and providing a better solution for people in later life.

Feature — 13/11/2018

What do we mean by design? What comes to mind when you think of design? For many people, the word conjures up thoughts of creativity, products, architecture, graphics, or simply the way something looks or functions. What comes to mind when you think of design?

Feature — 09/11/2018

IKEA: Companies need to learn the skills to design for all five senses Applying multi-sensory design to all the touchpoints allows a product or service to produce a more complete, and ultimately better brand experience. Applying multi-sensory design to all the touchpoints allows a product or service to produce a more complete brand experience.

Feature — 01/11/2018