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Invitation to tender: research on the social, environmental and economic value of design

Invitation to tender: research on the social, environmental and economic value of design

8 July 2021

Design Council is inviting proposals to deliver research exploring the social, environmental and economic value of design to the UK. Through a series of three tenders, we are seeking to commission research organisations or...

Tender opportunity for production team

Tender opportunity for production team

1 July 2021

We are looking for a production team to produce a 2-day Design x Climate Festival alongside COP26 at Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park (date TBC but between 7-12 November), which brings together designers from across...

Tender opportunity for film-makers

Tender opportunity for film-makers

1 July 2021

Design Council is inviting professional film-makers to produce a powerful film to show the pivotal role of design in addressing the climate crisis. This can be used for: the 1.69m people within the design industry to start...

Design in the Public Sector ‘Climate Action’ Final Showcase 

Design in the Public Sector ‘Climate Action’ Final Showcase 

27 May 2021

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...

Designing for net zero is not ambitious enough warns Design Council

Designing for net zero is not ambitious enough warns Design Council

22 April 2021

Design Council launches new framework enabling designers to respond more effectively to climate crisis and other systemic challenges.  A new framework enabling people to work together to address the climate crisis and other major...

Design Council announces new network of design experts

Design Council announces new network of design experts

19 April 2021

Multi-disciplinary, diverse community of practice set to address major social, environmental and economic challenges Design Council has today announced its refreshed network of more than 400 built and natural environment experts...

Extending the brief: furthering our understanding of design and its value

Extending the brief: furthering our understanding of design and its value

14 April 2021

Since the last version of the Design Economy research in 2018, we’ve seen significant changes in the world in which design firms, designers and others in the design economy are working. For many people, concerns such as the climate emergency, persistent inequalities, and the COVID-19 pandemic have heightened awareness of their work, how they do it, and the value it brings.

How do you measure design?

How do you measure design?

14 April 2021

When thinking about design’s historic home turf of manufacturing, graphics and architecture, it is relatively easy to find designers operating in sectors which result in industrial products, consumer goods or changes to the built...

History of Design Economy Reports

Methodology cheat sheet

14 April 2021

To produce the Design Economy: 2021–2024 methodology, researchers at BOP Consulting and UAL have learned from, and built on existing approaches, methodologies and data. In doing so, they have createcreate a new approach to...

Coming soon! Design Economy 2021.

Coming soon! Design Economy 2021.

12 April 2021

As the nation looks to ‘build back better,’ the need to show the contribution design can make to enable positive change has never been more important.  This summer we’ll be launching Design Economy 2021, the latest in our...

Prince Philip, a true champion of design

Prince Philip, a true champion of design

9 April 2021

Our thoughts are with Her Majesty the Queen and her family as we all mourn the passing of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh. From 1959-2011 the Prince Philip Designers Prize celebrated how designers improve...

Initiative launched to find new ways to overcome inequalities in physical activity

Initiative launched to find new ways to overcome inequalities in physical activity

31 March 2021

People with great ideas to tackle inequalities in physical activity are being invited to apply to Ideas to Action – a new programme delivered by Design Council, supported by Sport England and funded by the National Lottery.   The...