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Economic sector research
In 2014, Design Council produced Leading Business by Design, a research study examining how businesses, including organisations not traditionally associated with design, are benefiting from adopting design methods and processes.
The qualitative study revealed the extent to which design is a driving force for innovation, productivity, employee engagement, reduced waste and decreased costs in some of the world's leading businesses including the likes of Diagio, O2 and Barclays.
In 2015 we focused our research on the UK's high value manufacturing sector, specifically the automotive and aerospace industries, where we investigated how design is being used in companies such as Rolls-Royce, Virgin Atlantic, Aston Martin, Volvo and Jaguar Land Rover.