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Pioneering research set to provide most comprehensive picture to date on state of design in UK

Pioneering research set to provide most comprehensive picture to date on state of design in UK

1 March 2021

A project to develop new evaluation and research methods to capture the vast contribution design is making to the UK has been launched by Design Council. The research – which will be carried out on behalf of Design Council by the...

ExploreStation – co-designing Network Rail’s community ‘HUB’

ExploreStation – co-designing Network Rail’s community ‘HUB’

24 February 2021

What makes a great railway station? ExploreStation is your chance to have your say on Network Rail’s ‘HUB station’ proposals – a new model for Great Britain’s small and medium sized railway stations. Network Rail wants to build...

Design Council launches inclusive design workshops for Network Rail staff

Design Council launches inclusive design workshops for Network Rail staff

23 February 2021

A series of virtual workshops focused on inclusive design for Network Rail staff are launching on 4th March 2021. Run by Design Council, the workshops will enable colleagues from across Network Rail to hear about and discuss ideas...

Design Council Supports UK active letter to Prime Minister

Design Council Supports UK active letter to Prime Minister

12 February 2021

We are proud to back a letter by UK active to the Prime Minister calling for greater support for gyms, pools and leisure facilities, which are essential for the physical and mental health of our community. We are writing to seek...

Design Council welcomes Government’s commitment to prioritise good design in placemaking

Design Council welcomes Government’s commitment to prioritise good design in placemaking

4 February 2021

On 30 January 2021 the Government announced a range of measures to prioritise good design in placemaking. This includes the establishment of an Office for Place within the next year, which will support local communities to turn...

Design Council and Network Rail launch new initiative to drive up quality of design across Great Britain’s rail network

Design Council and Network Rail launch new initiative to drive up quality of design across Great Britain’s rail network

2 February 2021

A new joint initiative set to drive up the quality of design across Great Britain’s rail network has been launched by Design Council and Network Rail. The project will see Design Council experts provide comprehensive strategic...

Minnie Moll appointed as Design Council’s new Chief Executive

Minnie Moll appointed as Design Council’s new Chief Executive

11 January 2021

Design Council Trustees are delighted to announce the appointment of Minnie Moll as the organisation’s new Chief Executive. She will formally take up the position on 1 March 2021. Minnie is a highly experienced Chief Executive...

Applications Closed: Design Council recruits for a new network of experts!

Applications Closed: Design Council recruits for a new network of experts!

26 November 2020

Please note our call for applications have now closed. Are you passionate about the natural and built environment? Design Council is building on the success of our long-standing built environment expert network and is now looking...

Design Council hosts workshops to address digital skills gap in built environment sector

Design Council hosts workshops to address digital skills gap in built environment sector

19 November 2020

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...

Opportunity to work with us to develop the next Design Economy research

Opportunity to work with us to develop the next Design Economy research

12 November 2020

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. One way we do this is to commission...

Four ways that government can make better use of design to increase R&D

Four ways that government can make better use of design to increase R&D

4 November 2020

We were pleased to see references to design in the recently published Research and Development (R&D) Roadmap that sets out the UK’s vision and ambitions for science, research and innovation. As the roadmap implies, there is no one...

Design Council responds to the 'Planning for the Future' White Paper

Design Council responds to the 'Planning for the Future' White Paper

29 October 2020

The government’s Planning for the Future White Paper has potential to create some of the biggest reforms to our planning system since the Second World War. In the context of the climate crisis and as a result of Covid-19, the way...