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Design and Design Values - Research Report

This guest post is submitted by Lucy Wills, a strategic design consultant.   How can we ensure the future of the design industry, if we don’t understand the full range of critical factors that underpin its current success? To try to get as accurate and inclusive a picture as possible, the Design Values project is looking at how UK design industry can reach its full...
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‘Sustainable Innovation 2016’ welcomes conceptual and research-based papers focused on Circular Economy innovation and design

SUSTAINABLE INNOVATION 2016   ‘Circular Economy’ Innovation & Design Part of the ‘Towards Sustainable Product Design’ series of conferences   21st International Conference 7th-8th November 2016 University for the Creative Arts  Epsom Surrey KT18 5BE  UK     CONCEPT   Sustainable...
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Register for IOM3 workshop: Eco-design & Product Sustainability in the Transport Sector

Eco-Design & Product Sustainability in the Transport Sector - Managing emerging environment and sustainability risks 17 May 2016 IOM3, 297 Euston Road, London NW1, UK Register at  www.iom3online.org/eco-design2016  (KTN discount rate available)   Eco-Design and product sustainability is becoming increasingly more important to the transport...
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Energy sector needs more designers

As energy networks become smarter and more complex, and the sector cries out for skilled engineers, the Design Council's CEO John Mathers discusses why design skills are fundamental to ensuring the sector can continue to compete in an increasingly global market.     Skilled design engineers play a vital part in the infrastructure of energy supply. Our Design Economy...
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Beyond Discipline - Design Practice and Design Education in the C21st

Lara Furniss, a researcher at Birmingham City University, has undertaken a wide-ranging piece of research looking at the changes in design practice and design education since the year 2000.   For the “Beyond Discipline” research, Furniss spoke to key industry figures including designers Thomas Heatherwick and Ron Arad, chief executive officer of D&AD Tim Lindsay, chief...
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House of Lords Select Committee on the National Policy of the Built Environment has published its report.

Building better places was published on Friday 19 February 2016, and contains a range of recommendations designed to improve the way national policy is developed and implemented in the built environment, including design quality, sustainability, housing and professional skills.   The report has looked at a number ofkey questions including:   -  What...
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Invitation to APDIG panel discussion on 17 March - 'Designed and Made in Britain?'

Following the launch of the Design and Technology Association Designed and Made in Britain campaign, this event will focus on wider concerns around the sharp decline in takeup of design education   9:30 - 11am Thursday 17th March   Atlee Suite, Portcullis House, Westminster, London SW1A 0AA   Chaired by John Pugh MP   ...
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Innovate UK’s Urban Living Programme highlights future city opportunities for urban authorities

Since 2012, Innovate UK has invested £33m in future cities demonstrators across Glasgow, London, Bristol and Peterborough.   The projects were designed to enable businesses to test new solutions for connecting and integrating individual city systems, and to allow cities to explore new approaches to meeting their challenges.   Innovate UK is running a series of...
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New report highlights the £71.7bn contribution of design to the UK economy

Design Council has published new research into the contribution and value of design across the UK economy, redefining the parameters and extent to which design is seen as a driving force for economic growth.    The Design Economy 2015 research explores the value contributed by designers working in both design-specific and non-design industries. This definition more...
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Up to £800K for 'Cities Integrated by Design'

Innovate UK is to invest up to £800,000 in technical feasibility studies that explore the operational and financial feasibility of integrating planned new or retrofit infrastructure projects into other urban systems in a beneficial way. Infrastructure projects traditionally find it difficult to look beyond their own system – usually because integration into other systems is not seen as...
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KTN at New Designers 2015: Part 2 - The Future

The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) recently ran a series of workshops and talks New Designers 2015 – the leading design graduate exhibition, which was celebrating its thirtieth incarnation. Over 200 industry leaders attended KTN’s talks and workshops – from Unilever and McDonald’s to IBM and McLaren Applied Technologies. This clearly demonstrated the strengths of KTN in bringing science,...
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Design and Design Values - Research Report

This guest post is submitted by Lucy Wills, a strategic design consultant.   ...

Innovate UK’s Urban Living Programme highlights future city opportunities for urban authorities

Since 2012, Innovate UK has invested £33m in future cities demonstrators across Glasgow,...

New report highlights the £71.7bn contribution of design to the UK economy

Design Council has published new research into the contribution and value of design across...