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Are behavioural science and design the building blocks of innovation?

Are behavioural science and design the building blocks of innovation?

14 April 2014

Behavioural design has the potential to bridge the gap between research and practice to revolutionise how we tackle social issues. Behaviourial Scientist, Edward Gardiner discusses how we can use this research to create a...

The 5 key principles missing from Design & Technology education

The 5 key principles missing from Design & Technology education

27 February 2013

I am not a huge fan of the Government's new proposals for the Design & Technology curriculum. I am disappointed that the Department for Education didn’t pick up on our proposals (after inviting us to input into the process) and...

Design Methods Step 1: Discover

Design Methods Step 1: Discover

18 March 2015

This four-part guide is for anyone who wants to understand the methods designers use and try them out for themselves. We’ve grouped 25 design methods into four steps – Discover, Define, Develop and Deliver – based on the stages...

How Design Academy has inspired my design practice

How Design Academy has inspired my design practice

4 April 2016

Chelsea Carter and Natalie Sowa are both second year Design for Publishing students at Norwich University of the Arts. Both students applied to take part in Design Academy, our new programme offering strategic design learning for...

Winning design team for UK Holocaust Memorial announced at V&A

Winning design team for UK Holocaust Memorial announced at V&A

26 October 2017

The winning team for the UK Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre was announced at the V&A this week, and Design Council CEO Sarah Weir was there to be a part of the occasion. Sarah had been a member of the Jury that selected the...

South Kesteven District Council: Accelerating housing delivery and creating a sustainable business model

South Kesteven District Council: Accelerating housing delivery and creating a sustainable business model

20 April 2018

During 2016, as part of a cultural transformation programme and efficiency drive, South Kesteven District Council had been trialling new ways of working. Lean methodologies were used to challenge their established processes. After...

The Double Diamond: 15 years on

The Double Diamond: 15 years on

3 September 2019

Click here to download our NEW Framework for Innovation The below article was originally posted on Medium Any service designer will have heard of the ‘Double Diamond’. And probably many other designers will have too. It was...

The Double Diamond: A universally accepted depiction of the design process

The Double Diamond: A universally accepted depiction of the design process

1 October 2019

From humble beginnings to a cornerstone of design language   The Double Diamond is a visual representation of the design and innovation process. It’s a simple way to describe the steps taken in any design and innovation project,...

Introducing our Social Innovation module for Kingston University

Introducing our Social Innovation module for Kingston University

7 October 2014

Design Council will be offering a Design for Social Innovation stand-alone module within Kingston University’s Sustainable Design MA course from October to December 2014.  Design for Social Innovation is an emerging mode of...

Design Methods Step 4: Deliver

Design Methods Step 4: Deliver

18 March 2015

This four-part guide is for anyone who wants to understand the methods designers use and try them out for themselves. We’ve grouped 25 design methods into four steps – Discover, Define, Develop and Deliver – based on the stages...

Design Methods Step 3: Develop

Design Methods Step 3: Develop

18 March 2015

This four-part guide is for anyone who wants to understand the methods designers use and try them out for themselves. We’ve grouped 25 design methods into four steps – Discover, Define, Develop and Deliver – based on the stages...

Design Methods Step 2: Define

Design Methods Step 2: Define

18 March 2015

This four-part guide is for anyone who wants to understand the methods designers use and try them out for themselves. We’ve grouped 25 design methods into four steps – Discover, Define, Develop and Deliver – based on the stages...