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.

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

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

Reflections on our Design workshop on Artificial Intelligence (AI) Design Skills, Principles and... On 9 January, Design Council held a speculative design workshop on Artificial Intelligence (AI) Design Skills, Principles and Practices. Our aim was to bring together a range of people with different methodologies and priorities to talk about design, data and AI, focusing on the value of design... On 9 January, Design Council held a speculative design workshop on Artificial Intelligence (AI) Design Skills, Principles and Practices.

News — 24/01/2020

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