Design Council rounds up the role of design in policy

14 February 2015
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6 13Into 2015: Design Council rounds up the role of design in policy

Britain’s design sector is now the biggest in Europe. The UK Design Council consider the influence of design on policy, and consider what’s in store for the industry in 2015.

2014 saw design enter a new space – policymaking. Interest in the potential for design to improve the policy development process has grown significantly within central government, here is Design Council Policy Advisor Camilla Buchanan explores where the design agenda is heading within policy. The beginning of 2015 saw some encouraging statistics unveiled by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (UK). Britain’s design sector is now the biggest in Europe, and these figures show just how important it is to the economy as a whole. Finally, Design Council CEO John Mathers reflects on 2014 and looks forward to what is in store this year for the design industry.

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