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DesignPolicyMonitor 2015The SEE Design Policy Monitor 2015 draws on the experiences of SEE to examine future trends in design policies and programmes. The Monitor explores the state of play for design across Europe and makes a series of recommendations for governments.

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  • Keywords Case Studies, Competitiveness, Design Policies, Growth, Innovation, Research

Active by Design

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1 March 2014

ActiveByDesignThis guide is part of Design Council’s Active by Design campaign, and it looks at how the design of buildings and public spaces in cities and towns can lead to positive changes in our lifestyle and ultimately to greater levels of physical activity.

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  • Keywords Case Studies, Research, Social Innovation, Health

ReducingViolenceReducing violence and aggression in A&E: Through a better experience
Many people become frustrated during their time in Accident and Emergency departments because of a lack of clear, effective information and guidance. This, combined with anxiety and pain, reduces people's tolerance levels and make them more likely to behave aggressively toward the staff. The Design Council partnered with the National Health Service to develop new systems that help reduce violence and aggression in A&E.

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  • Keywords Case Studies, Report, Social Innovation, Health

SEEPlatformPublicationsThe SEE Platform is a network of 11 European partners engaging with national and regional governments to integrate design into innovation policies and innovation programmes.

Through new research, workshops for policy-makers and programme managers, case studies, policy recommendations and the Design Policy Monitor, SEE has built a bank of evidence to support public authorities in integrating design into their mainstream practice.

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  • Keywords Case Studies, Competitiveness, Design Policies, Growth, Innovation, Research

Building for Life 12

Published in Other Publications
1 January 2012

BuildingForLifeThe sign of a good place to live

Building for Life 12 is the industry standard for the design of new housing developments. Cabe at the Design Council firmly believes that housing should be attractive, functional and sustainable – this guide presents a model for how this can be achieved.

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  • Keywords Case Studies, Research, Social Innovation, Sustainability

Best Practices

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1 January 2008

BestPracticesDesigners’ clients have their say

BNO, the Association of Dutch Designers, interviewed eight client companies to tell the story of their engagement with design and the benefit design brought to their businesses.

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  • Keywords Case Studies, Design Practice, Growth, Innovation

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