Even before COVID-19 was declared a pandemic, the UK was gripped by a health crisis. It also has the highest levels of interregional inequality than any other large wealthy country. Design has a vital role to play in improving our nation’s health and wellbeing. Through the development of better places, products and processes that work well for everyone, we can help create a healthier and happier nation.

Download our Health and Wellbeing Roundtable summary Improving health and wellbeing, and reducing health inequalities is one of Design Council’s three strategic priorities... Improving health and wellbeing, and reducing health inequalities is one of Design Council’s three strategic priorities

Publication — 06/08/2020

Design Perspectives: Health and Wellbeing Improving health and wellbeing, and reducing health inequalities is one of Design Council’s three strategic priorities – a pressing issue that has been brought into sharper focus as a result of the coronavirus. This paper outlines the priority areas where design can be used to address the wider... Improving health and wellbeing, and reducing health inequalities is one of design council’s three strategic priorities ...

Report — 06/08/2020

Design Council hosts workshops to address digital skills gap in built environment sector A series of workshops identifying the digital capabilities needed by recent graduates in built environment professions is to be hosted by Design Council, on behalf of the Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB) – a member of the Construction Innovation Hub. Kicking off this December, the workshops will form the first phase of the Graduate Digital Capabilities for Built Environment Professionals.

News — 19/11/2020

Design Economy 2021: Commissioning Brief The ambition for DE21 is to move the Design Economy from being just about the state of design in the UK, to more robustly illustrate how design and design skills make a difference; and demonstrate the value they bring in helping the UK tackle major challenges that we are facing today – socially,... The ambition for DE21 is to move the Design Economy from being just about the state of design in the UK, to more robustly illustrate how ...

Guide — 12/11/2020

Opportunity to work with us to develop the next Design Economy research Design Council’s mission is to make life better by design. We work with people to create better places, better products and better services and systems, all of which lead to better outcomes. On way we do this is to commission pioneering evidence-based research into the state of design and design... Design Council’s mission is to make life better by design. We work with people to create better places, better products and better services.

News — 12/11/2020