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.

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