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COVID-19 UPDATE

Design Council is now working virtually in order to safeguard the health and wellbeing of our staff and stakeholders, and continue our mission to make life better by design. We will continue to convene people from across all disciplines and sectors – from grassroots to government – over the coming weeks. We know that our stakeholders will have many questions about how to adapt to life during and after COVID-19, from safeguarding our health and wellbeing, to reshaping and rebuilding local economies, to leading more sustainable lives. 

We are currently exploring how we can best support those of you who are thinking about how you can reshape and deliver your services, or adapt your spaces given our changed way of life at this time. Please do get in touch to share your thoughts or if you think we can support you, email us on innovation@designcouncil.org.uk.

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Delivering urban quality, time to get serious Sarah Weir OBE joined other leaders in urban design at the launch event of a new pamphlet Delivering Urban Quality, Time to Get Serious – published by the Place Alliance on behalf of a consortium made up of Design Council, Academy of Urbanism, Civic Voice, CPRE, Place Alliance, Trees and Design... Sarah Weir OBE joined other leaders in urban design at the launch event of a new pamphlet Delivering Urban Quality, Time to Get Serious.

News — 26/05/2020

How the design of places can support the COVID-19 emergency and shape a post-crisis society A few days into the COVID-19 lockdown, Design Council virtually gathered a group of Built Environment Experts to harness their shared brainpower and conceive meaningful ways in which we, as a collective group and national organisation, could provide immediate help. A few days into the COVID-19 lockdown, Design Council virtually gathered a group of Built Environment Experts

News — 03/04/2020

How the design of businesses, services & social innovation can support during the COVID-19... On Thursday, 26th March, Design Council convened our network of experts through a series of remote roundtables. Key topics on the table spanned from getting equipment and resources to those most in need through to a total redesign of services as we currently know them On Thursday, 26th March, Design Council convened our network of experts through a series of remote roundtables.

News — 03/04/2020

Insights from Twitter's design team on adapting through the COVID-19 pandemic Our Senior Digital Manager was interested in exploring the recent increased use of Social Media, and more specifically, how their internal teams were using other design-led initiatives to transform ways of working. Our Senior Digital Manager was interested in exploring the recent increased use of Social Media.

News — 15/05/2020

Reflecting on Policy Exchange's webinar on 7 May with Mark Carney I spent time this weekend reflecting on Policy Exchange's webinar 'The other global crisis: what next for climate change and environment policy' on 7 May with Mark Carney and Hon Malcolm Turnbull, chaired by Juliet Samuel. I spent time this weekend reflecting on Policy Exchange's webinar on 7 May with Mark Carney.

Feature — 11/05/2020

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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Sustainable Living - Is it time to press the reset button? It's time for the dialogue around sustainable living to change – so it is clearer who has the power to reduce social and environmental inequalities. This means understanding the responsibility of governments, private corporations and the financial sector in bringing about meaningful change,... It's time for the dialogue around sustainable living to change

Feature — 07/05/2020

Journal 06 on running virtual workshops using Miro Welcome to Design Council’s weekly journal. This week’s entry is on how it felt for us to run an interactive roundtable session using Miro a visual collaboration tool‎ and the key role of NHS estates. Welcome to Design Council’s weekly journal. This week’s entry is on how it felt for us to run an interactive roundtable session using Miro.

Feature — 27/04/2020

Journal 05: on wellbeing in the woods Welcome to Design Council’s weekly journal. This week’s entry is on wellbeing in the woods, ways to support working parents and the first of many firsts. Welcome to Design Council’s weekly journal. This week’s entry is on wellbeing in the woods and ways to support working parents.

News — 20/04/2020

Design for Health & Wellbeing Conversely, good health and wellbeing makes us thrive. It is the thing every parent wishes for most for their children. It makes us get out of bed in the morning, be able to contribute to making the world a better place. It makes us feel good, smile, laugh and connect. Conversely, good health and wellbeing makes us thrive. It is the thing every parent wishes for most for their children.

Feature — 17/04/2020

AI, data and design skills: outputs from a Design Council workshop Modern design is no longer confined to particular sectors or occupations. The skills, principles and practices of design are widely used across many parts of the economy, from protecting public health, to guiding the growth and development of our towns and cities. Good designers put people first... Modern design is no longer confined to particular sectors or occupations. The skills, principles and practices of design are widely used acr

Feature — 14/04/2020
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