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Designing and planning for play

Advice encouraging local authorities to design natural play spaces that allow children to use their imagination. Advice encouraging local authorities to design natural play spaces that allow children to use their imagination.

Guide — 01/10/2008

What makes an eco-town?

Timely advice to the agencies involved in developing proposals for England’s eco-towns. Timely advice to the agencies involved in developing proposals for England’s eco-towns.

Guide — 01/09/2008

Design Blueprint

The Design Blueprint is an action plan for designers to help them access a range of professional tools, information and advice. The Design Blueprint is an action plan for designers to help them access a range of professional tools, information and advice

Guide — 23/10/2008

Lessons from Europe

Report on the Design Council/HEFCE fact-finding visit to The Netherlands, Denmark and Finland in September 2007. Report on the Design Council/HEFCE fact-finding visit to The Netherlands, Denmark and Finland in September 2007.

Report — 01/09/2007

Wouldn't it be great if...

Dott 07 (Designs of the time 2007) explored what life in a sustainable region could be like – and how design can help us get there. Dott 07 (Designs of the time 2007) explored what life in a sustainable region could be like – and how design can help us get there.

Guide — 24/11/2007

RED Paper 02: Transformation Design

This paper sets out the characteristics of the emergent discipline that is transformation design. This paper sets out the characteristics of the emergent discipline that is transformation design.

Report — 01/02/2006

Design in the Public Sector: programme evaluation

An evaluation of our design support programme for service transformation in local authorities An evaluation of our design support programme for service transformation in local authorities

Report — 05/11/2015

Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council

Stockport Borough Council applied to be part of Design Council’s Design in the Public Sector programme to see if a design-led approach could help them find a better solution to the issue of domestic abuse. Improving services to tackle domestic abuse

Case study — 06/01/2016

Knee High: Creative Homes

Find out more about Knee High winner, Creative Homes, the experiential home visiting service that aims to solve daily stresses in the home. Find out more about Knee High winner, Creative Homes, the experiential home visiting service that aims to solve daily stresses in the home.

Case study — 04/02/2016

The University of Liverpool

The University of Liverpool used design coaching to help them achieve recognition, forge partnerships and gain funding. The University of Liverpool used design coaching to help them achieve recognition, forge partnerships and gain funding.

Case study — 04/03/2016

Chelmsford City Council

Chelmsford City Council sought out design coaching to solve the problem of school parking in their area. Chelmsford City Council sought out design coaching to solve the problem of school parking in their area.

Case study — 05/04/2016

Northumberland County Council: Regenerating a community asset

How Northumberland County Council used design coaching to help turn a landmark industrial site into a new community asset. How Northumberland County Council used design coaching to help turn a landmark industrial site into a new community asset.

Case study — 21/04/2016

HYDRO: Driving up production

How our Design for Supply Chains programme helped HYDRO designs drive up their production and improve market positioning How our Design for Supply Chains programme helped HYDRO designs drive up their production and improve market positioning

Case study — 11/10/2016

Designing better beginnings for families

How Staffordshire County Council developed community-based solutions to support vulnerable families. How Staffordshire County Council developed community-based solutions to support vulnerable families.

Case study — 13/01/2017

Design: Delivering a new approach to growth

Design Council's response to the government's Industrial Strategy Green Paper. Design Council's response to the government's Industrial Strategy Green Paper.

Report — 19/04/2017

The 10 Principles of Design Review

There are ten fundamental principles which set out the standards required for a successful Design Review. There are ten fundamental principles which set out the standards required for a successful Design Review.

Guide — 09/01/2017

Behind the scenes at a Design Review

An exclusive look at the process to reveal how Design Review brings true value to new architectural schemes. An exclusive look at the process to reveal how Design Review brings true value to new architectural schemes.

Guide — 09/01/2017

Transform Ageing prospectus

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 — 13/11/2017

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