Designing the digital economy

Report
14/05/2014

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Inside you will find

  • Recommendations to ensure the UK digital economy fulfils its potential
  • A critical analysis of why design is key to innovation and technology

This will interest

  • Ministers and Policy makers
  • Parliamentarians
  • Leading members in local government
  • Designers
  • Those working in the tech industry

A new independent report published by the Design Commission warns that the UK’s digital economy will not fulfil its social or economic potential without a concerted focus on design.

Amongst 17 recommendations, the report calls upon government to nurture the design and digital technology sectors on a local level, stressing the importance of growing these sectors outside of London. The proposals include development of ‘Digital Design Clusters’ – localised, collaborative infrastructure networks of higher education institutions, local authorities and design and technology businesses.

News & opinion

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Uniti cars: From Sweden to Silverstone, the electric car revolution Swedish automotive start-up Uniti’s first eco-friendly city car will be built at a facility in Silverstone Park, home of the British Formula 1 Grand Prix. Swedish automotive start-up Uniti’s first eco-friendly city car will be built at a facility in Silverstone Park, home of British Formula 1.

Feature — 11/12/2018

London isn’t the only option – the growth of regional creative hubs Mike Rawlinson, Design Director and Founder of City ID, a city information and wayfinding design company based in Bristol, tells us how his organisation has benefited from being local and the introduction of their design award for students. Mike Rawlinson, Design Director and Founder of City ID, tells us how his organisation has benefited from being local

Feature — 11/12/2018

The Guardian: The benefits of design thinking Earlier this year The Guardian underwent a print and online redesign led by creative directors with the input of senior designers and editors. Here Alex Breuer, Executive Creative Director and Tara Herman, Executive Editor, Design tell us about how they feel design thinking benefited them. Alex Breuer, Executive Creative Director and Tara Herman, Executive Editor, Design tell us how design thinking has benefited The Guardian.

Feature — 21/11/2018

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