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 in the Public Sector ‘Climate Action’ Final Showcase  The Design in the Public Sector programme, delivered in partnership with the Local Government Association, supports public sector leaders to explore key challenges affecting their local communities and identify innovative opportunities to deliver positive and sustainable change. The Design in the Public Sector programme, delivered in partnership with the Local Government Association, supports public sector leaders...

News — 27/05/2021

Sue Morgan to step down as Executive Director at Design Council Design Council’s Executive Director, Sue Morgan, is to leave Design Council to join Better Bankside as Director of Place. Design Council’s Executive Director, Sue Morgan, is to leave Design Council to join Better Bankside as Director of Place.

News — 05/05/2021

Beyond Net Zero: A Systemic Design Approach The Systemic Design Framework, launched by Design Council in April 2021, has been developed to help designers working on major complex challenges that involve people across different disciplines and sectors. It places our people and our planet at the heart of design. The Systemic Design Framework, launched by Design Council in April 2021, has been developed to help designers working on major complex...

Guide — 22/04/2021