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Design in the Public Sector key facts

Find out more information about our Design in the Public Sector programme. Find out more information about our Design in the Public Sector programme.

Guide — 10/08/2020

Design Perspectives: Health and Wellbeing

Improving health and wellbeing, and reducing health inequalities is one of Design Council’s three strategic priorities – a pressing issue that has been brought into sharper focus as a result of the coronavirus. This paper outlines the priority areas where design can be used to address the wider... Improving health and wellbeing, and reducing health inequalities is one of design council’s three strategic priorities ...

Report — 06/08/2020

Download our Health and Wellbeing Roundtable summary

Improving health and wellbeing, and reducing health inequalities is one of Design Council’s three strategic priorities... Improving health and wellbeing, and reducing health inequalities is one of Design Council’s three strategic priorities

Publication — 06/08/2020

Design Council launches its principles and recommendations for local areas working in partnership to support homelessness in a with-COVID-19 world

This report presents Design Council’s principles and recommendations for local areas working in partnership to support homelessness prevention in a with-COVID-19 world. The workshop and this report has been supported and funded by JRF. This report presents Design Council’s principles and recommendations for local areas working in partnership to support homelessness...

Report — 23/07/2020

Download our full Impact Report

Making life better by design tells the story of Design Council’s impact. It shows how design has contributed to three major areas of the economy – business innovation, public services and places. Making life better by design tells the story of Design Council’s impact. I

Report — 15/07/2020

Impact report: chapter 4

Design Council is a leading voice in the built environment sector. For decades we have delivered independent, expert design consultation helping to drive up the quality of design of our homes, neighbourhoods and infrastructure. Design Council is a leading voice in the built environment sector. For decades we have delivered independent, expert design consultation...

Report — 15/07/2020

Impact report: chapter 3

In recent years there has been an awakening in the public sector to the value of design, as the sector is required to deliver complex services with fewer resources. Design Council has been playing a major role in helping local authorities across the UK to use design to key services and develop new... In recent years there has been an awakening in the public sector to the value of design, as the sector is required to deliver complex...

Report — 15/07/2020

Impact report: chapter 2

Design Council knows that businesses that use design perform better than those that do not. For a resilient UK economy, we need businesses to use design to maximise their performance. This second chapter in our Making life better by design series reflects on how Design Council has helped a wide... Design Council knows that businesses that use design perform better than those that do not. For a resilient UK economy, we need businesses..

Report — 15/07/2020

Impact report: chapter 1

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 vital work we have done to increase understanding of... Over the years, Design Council has made significant strides forward in clarifying what design is and communicating the economic, social...

Report — 15/07/2020

Download: A Public Vision for the Home of 2030

A Public Vision for the Home of 2030 has been developed by Design Council to inform the second stage of the Home of 2030 competition as well as providing guidance for the housing sector as a whole. A Public Vision for the Home of 2030 has been developed by Design Council to inform the second stage of the Home of 2030 competition

Publication — 13/07/2020

Supporting the transition to a more sustainable future

Design Council’s virtual sustainable living roundtable event brought together an influential group of sector leaders and industry experts to share stories of their work and explore how design can support a transition to a more sustainable future. Design Council’s virtual sustainable living roundtable event brought together an influential group of sector leaders and industry experts to

Report — 07/05/2020

Design perspectives: sustainable living

This short report is intended to prompt a discussion about the part that design can play in supporting and enabling sustainable living. It draws primarily on the findings of interviews that Shared Intelligence was commissioned to carry out with 12 experts in the field. This short report is intended to prompt a discussion about the part that design can play in supporting and enabling sustainable living.

Report — 16/04/2020

Download our Strategy 2020-24

Our Strategy 2020-24 outlines how we will ensure design is used as a force for change, helping us to tackle some of the toughest economic, societal and environment challenges in the UK and beyond. This document outlines our key priorities – improving health and wellbeing, enabling sustainable... Our Strategy 2020-24 outlines how we will ensure design is used as a force for change, helping us to tackle some of the toughest challenges

Report — 23/03/2020

Transform Ageing Final Report Executive Summary

Here we share the Transform Ageing Final Report Executive Summary outlining the key insights, learning and evaluation from the programme and a selection of some of the most popular Transform Ageing stories from the past three years. Here we share the Transform Ageing Final Report Executive Summary outlining the key insights, learning and evaluation from the programme.

Report — 24/02/2020

How Social Entrepreneurs are Transforming Ageing

How Social Entrepreneurs are Transforming Ageing: lessons learnt so far from the Transform Ageing programme How Social Entrepreneurs are Transforming Ageing: lessons learnt so far from the Transform Ageing programme

Report — 11/11/2019

Transform Ageing Programme Pack 2019

Transform Ageing is a pioneering programme taking a community and design led approach to improve people’s experience of ageing. Transform Ageing is a pioneering programme taking a community and design led approach to improve people’s experience of ageing.

Guide — 07/08/2019

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