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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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Our top picks from New Designers 2018 We were excited to be invited back to take part in one of the most important design events in the UK – New Designers. We were excited to be invited back to take part in one of the most important design events in the UK – New Designers.

Feature — 17/07/2018

Improving lives for those living with arthritis with Design Council Spark We caught up with Kate Croxton, Head of Professional Engagement at our partners Arthritis Research UK, to find out more about the impact that Spark has had on their work so far. We caught up with Kate Croxton, Arthritis Research UK, to find out more about the impact that Spark has had on their work so far.

Feature — 13/07/2018

Down the rabbit hole: Transform Ageing’s journey into system change Charlotte Burrows is Social Innovation Programme Manager at Design Council. Here, she discusses our Transform Ageing learning journey on system change. Charlotte Burrows, Social Innovation Programme Manager at Design Council, discusses our Transform Ageing learning journey on system change.

Feature — 11/07/2018

Looking back on last year's Design in the Public Sector programme A brief look back at some of the public health challenges explored through our Design in the Public Sector programme last year. A brief look back at some of the public health challenges explored through our Design in the Public Sector programme last year.

Feature — 09/07/2018

Design Council launches the Design Economy 2018 at Northern Powerhouse Summit At the Northern Powerhouse Summit on Thursday 5 July, Design Council CEO Sarah Weir launched our new Design Economy report alongside Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Greg Clark. Design Council CEO Sarah Weir launched our new report alongside Greg Clarke, Secretary of State for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy.

News — 09/07/2018