We are the only UK institution dedicated to all design disciplines. We help government, businesses and communities better understand what design is and the economic, social and environmental benefits it brings.
Our work focuses on three key areas:
By providing evidence of its value, increasing understanding and use of design, sharing inspiring examples of great design, and creating the right enabling conditions for designers to do their best work.
Providing skills, tools and knowledge.
For how to design well, for designers and those who commission them.
Working in partnership.
With national organisations to develop their design understanding and skills, and embed design in everything they do. We also create and deliver design-led projects with partners to deliver positive change.