Lithuania’s biggest design event takes ‘senses’ as its theme
DESIGN WEEK LITHUANIA takes place in six Lithuanian cities – the capital Vilnius, Kaunas, Klaipėda, Šiauliai, Telšiai, Anykščiai – and is the biggest design event in the country. This year the festival will be held for the 12th time during the first week of May 2017.
We asked BEDA members about their experience of the 6th edition of EU Design Days, held this September in Brussels.
We asked participants about the highlights of the EU Design Days event for their organisations:
Laure Capitani of Wallonie Bruxelles Design Mode said that she benefited from access to a range of agencies supporting design/innovation, to be able to exchange information, best practice, and points of view; this leads to growth of personal networks.
Three of BEDA’s clusters relate to the economic value of design; we offer an overview of the importance of this area of work.
The creative sector is recognised as a significant economic driver within the EU; BEDA members lead several initiatives to measure and understand the extent of its impact. Through collecting and interpreting business data relating to design, this information can then be used to map the potential of integrating design and influencing policymakers at regional, national and EU level.
Anna Whicher explains how the Design Policy Monitor framework is used to influence policy.
In the Action Plan for Design-driven Innovation, the European Commission encourages all European countries and regions to integrate design into innovation policy and develop design action plans. However, building effective national and regional capacity for design is not clear to policy-makers.
Clusters are a key part of BEDA’s strategy to 2021; find out about the latest developments in each area here.
Clusters are creative groups formed by BEDA members with recognised expertise in particular areas, for instance in User Design, Design for All, or Design Policy. Members gather and communicate information relating to their particular sector with other members, strengthening BEDA’s position – and that of its members – as a repository of applied design knowledge.
We interview Richard Tuffs on collaboration between BEDA and ERRIN and its benefit to innovation across Europe
We asked Richard Tuffs, Director of ERRIN, about this year’s edition of EU Design Days, in which BEDA collaborated with ERRIN.
The Finnish Association of Designers Ornamo’s annual economic forecast reveals a positive outlook
The Finnish Association of Designers Ornamo’s annual economic forecast reveals a positive outlook among Finland’s design industry. A survey shows that Finnish design businesses are seeing an acceleration in their turnover growth, with profitability also rising year-on-year.
The 2017 list of 42 winners of the DBA’s prestigious annual awards has been announced
The DBA's annual Design Effectiveness Awards are both prestigious and authoritative, recognising the real and measured benefits delivered by design, and proving the value of design to business.
Aalto University seeks a Professor in Design Leadership
Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture is looking for a Professor in Design Leadership. The position can be filled in Assistant / Associate / Full Professor level of the Aalto University Tenure track system.