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Transform Ageing: Arts participation, creativity can Make It Better

Arts participation is seen as a vital part of healthy ageing, especially in the South West and Cornwall, where a third of people will be aged over 65-years-old by 2036. Arts participation is seen as a vital part of healthy ageing, especially in the South West and Cornwall.

Case study — 12/10/2018

The Design Economy 2018 – Studio Moross

Studio Moross is an interdisciplinary design and creative studio, specialising in work for the music industry, entertainment sector, consumer packaged goods, and food and beverages. Here, they discuss how their culture of collaboration and openness is tackling a lack of diversity in design. Tackling a lack of diversity in design.

Case study — 17/09/2018

Brent Council: Keeping vulnerable young people safely in the community

Brent Council wanted to develop their support for children, young people and their families through our Design in the Public Sector programme. Brent Council wanted to develop their support for children, young people and their families through Design in the Public Sector.

Case study — 12/09/2018

Transform Ageing: Making the community care – meet Moments Cafe

'Putting the stigma of dementia to bed by having somewhere in the middle of the town with dementia slapped all over it.' 'Putting the stigma of dementia to bed by having somewhere in the middle of the town with dementia slapped all over it.'

Case study — 21/08/2018

Transform Ageing: A stitch in time – inside The Sewing Rooms

Transform Ageing has granted The Sewing Rooms £25,000 to replicate its project across three areas in the South West. Transform Ageing has granted The Sewing Rooms £25,000 to replicate its project across three areas in the South West.

Case study — 26/07/2018

Evaluating Transform Ageing – What we’ve learnt about learning

How combining developmental and theory-based evaluation approaches can provide space for learning and accountability in innovative programmes. Combining developmental and theory-based evaluation approaches can provide space for learning and accountability in innovative programmes.

Report — 17/07/2018

Hackney Council: Connecting services to support the health of tenants in private housing

Hackney Council applied for the Design Council’s Design in the Public Sector programme, funded by the Local Government Association, to find ways to deal with the health challenges some of their residents were facing. Hackney Council applied to Design in the Public Sector to find ways to deal with the health challenges some of their residents were facing.

Case study — 11/07/2018

Video: The Design Economy 2018 – Fjord

In this video, Group Director Celia Romaniuk discusses the merger, which sought to allow Fjord’s culture to grow and thrive, as well as some of the design approaches Fjord apply in their work with clients. In this video, Group Director Celia Romaniuk discusses the merger which sought to allow Fjord’s culture to grow and thrive.

Case study — 26/06/2018

Video: The Design Economy 2018 – City ID

In this video, Founder and Design Director Mike Rawlinson explains how their first project for Bristol City Council – which introduced the idea of ‘Legible Cities’ – led to work nationally and internationally. In this video, Founder & Design Director Mike Rawlinson explains how the idea of ‘Legible Cities’ led to work nationally and internationally

Case study — 26/06/2018

Video: The Design Economy 2018 – Map Project Office

In this video, Founder and Design Director Jon Marshall (who became a Partner at Pentagram in April 2018, after 6 years at Map) introduces the Map approach to working with start-ups and how this has changed how they work with larger brands as well. In this video, Founder and Design Director Jon Marshall introduces the Map approach to working with start-ups.

Case study — 26/06/2018

The Design Economy 2018

The Design Economy 2018 is the Design Council's report on the state of design in the UK, and its value to the economy. The Design Economy 2018 is the Design Council's report on the state of design in the UK, and its value to the economy.

Report — 26/06/2018

The 100-year life: the role of housing, planning and design

How local people should be central to design, delivery and evaluation of services and the importance of developers, planners and local authorities creating age-friendly communities. An integrated approach to housing, planning and design to support people in later life.

Report — 14/06/2018

Understanding design-intensive innovation

How does design contribute to innovation? Does the use of design improve the likelihood of innovation happening? If so, how, and can it be measured? How does design contribute to innovation? Does the use of design improve the likelihood of innovation happening, and can it be measured?

Report — 30/05/2018

Designing a future economy: interactive data visualisation

The interactive data visualisation explores the value of design skills to the UK, and outlines why they are going to be increasingly important if the country is to thrive during the fourth industrial revolution. Explore how design skills are going to be increasingly important if the country is to thrive during the fourth industrial revolution.

Case study — 25/05/2018

Design Council's Response to NPPF

Radical, lasting reform needs design at the heart of it, not just a part of it: Radical, lasting reform needs design at the heart of it, not just a part of it:

Publication — 17/05/2018

Healthy placemaking report

Exploring the attitudes and behaviours of built environment practitioners towards healthy placemaking. Exploring the attitudes and behaviours of built environment practitioners towards healthy placemaking.

Report — 10/04/2018

Design Council Support and Business Survival and Growth report

Businesses supported by Design Council over a ten year period survive longer and grow faster than businesses, according to independent research. Businesses supported by Design Council over a ten year period survive longer and grow faster than others, according to independent research.

Report — 02/02/2018

Design programme the catalyst that helped a 145-year-old business flourish

Halifax based business James Heal had experienced flat sales before applying for Designing Demand in 2009 – a Design Council business support programme to help businesses grow using design. Halifax based business James Heal had experienced flat sales before applying for our Designing Demand programme in 2009.

Case study — 02/02/2018

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