Impact report: chapter 1

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15/07/2020

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Over the years, Design Council has made significant strides forward in clarifying what design is and communicating the economic, social and environmental benefits it brings. This first chapter in our Making life better by design series looks at the vital work we have done to increase understanding of design and encourage its use across public, private and third sectors.

Communicating the value of design outlines key achievements including: the development of Design Council’s Double Diamond, widely recognised as one of the simplest visual descriptions of the design process; our ground-breaking research, including two world-first reports on the value of design and design skills to the UK economy; our storytelling work which has reached millions of people; and our important work to influence policy. Recognising that design is constantly evolving, we continue to ensure we are both promoting and evidencing to all sectors of the economy the latest that design can offer.

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Case study: Design Economy

As part of our flagship Design Economy 2018 research, Design Council commissioned BOP Consulting to develop seven case studies to sit alongside the economic analysis and survey, bringing to life how some firms are using design. We chose firms leading or changing their sector in some way, with the aim to bring to life how some firms are using design, illustrating how design is being applied to new and increasingly complex environments.

News & opinion

Minnie Moll appointed as Design Council’s new Chief Executive 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. Design Council Trustees are delighted to announce the appointment of Minnie Moll as the organisation’s new Chief Executive...

News — 11/01/2021

Design Council hosts workshops to address digital skills gap in built environment sector 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 Construction Innovation Hub. Kicking off this December, the workshops will form the first phase of the Graduate Digital Capabilities for Built Environment Professionals.

News — 19/11/2020

Opportunity to work with us to develop the next Design Economy research 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. On way we do this is to commission pioneering evidence-based research into the state of design and design... Design Council’s mission is to make life better by design. We work with people to create better places, better products and better services.

News — 12/11/2020

Design Council responds to the 'Planning for the Future' White Paper 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. The government’s Planning for the Future White Paper has potential to create some of the biggest reforms to our planning system since the Se

News — 29/10/2020

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