People with design skills contribute to a more innovative, resilient, productive workforce – one that is strongly placed both to deal with society’s complex challenges and bring about robust economic growth. But there is more we can do to help people learn these skills. We want to increase the use of design skills across the country, address current regional imbalances and – in doing so –safeguard the UK’s economic, social and environmental wellbeing.

Design Perspectives: Design Skills Design Council believes that the development of design skills across our current and future workforces is essential. This report intends to explain why. It considers the importance of anticipating the post-COVID-19 economic recovery as well as other ongoing challenges, such as the impact of... Design Council believes that the development of design skills across our current and future workforces is essential...

Report — 13/08/2020

A ten step guide to running a design workshop in primary schools This ‘How to’ guide for design and technology primary school teachers takes you through ten easy steps to running a design workshop, including advice on what materials you will need, how to push your students to think bigger and better and how you can tailor workshops to fit the time you have to... This ‘How to’ guide for design and technology primary school teachers takes you through ten easy steps to running a design workshop...

Guide — 13/08/2020

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

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