The Innovation for All Programme at the Norwegian Centre for Design and Architecture
For almost ten years the Norwegian Centre for Design and Architecture have worked to raise the profile of Inclusive Design at national level; they share their knowledge at their forthcoming international Innovation for All conference in Oslo, 12-13 May.
User-Centred Design, a Cité du design characteristic
The Cité du design offers an efficient platform for thinking practices, needs and uses. They share with BEDA members their methods for updating the way design contributes to the emergence of new dynamics in multiple contemporary domains.
The Cité du design is a European Centre of Competence and lead of the BEDA Cluster dedicated to User-Centred Design. It is a cluster of excellence in design, bringing together research and development activities as well as design promotion.
The power of clusters – could your organization join a BEDA Cluster?
Share your organisation’s expertise and develop your competences through BEDA’s Clusters.
Those of you who attended BEDA’s GA+ in Milan in June last year will remember a lot of discussion about BEDA’s idea of inviting members to join various competence or knowledge Clusters.
Cité du design, Saint-Étienne, France www.citedudesign.com
ECC: User-Centered Design
The Cité du design, founded in 2005 by Saint-Étienne city and Saint-Étienne-Métropole, is a platform that is active on observation, creation, teaching, training and research through design.
Designaustria became a BEDA European Centre of Competence in 2012, for their European Design Business Dialogue programme. They explain how the ECC status benefits them and their members, and how it will support their future plans.
The mission of a BEDA European Centre of Competence is to be an expert in/for a specific discipline, to be known for its activities in a special design field, to research and develop knowledge on this design specific topic and to be prepared to disseminate and share results through conferences, publications, etc.
To apply to become a European Centre of Competence, please download the application form below.
Norwegian Design Council (NDC) has for almost a decade had a dedicated focus on Design for all/Inclusive Design.
Their Innovation for All Programme was initiated in 2005 as part of the comprehensive Norwegian Government’s Action Plan on Universal Design - the only programme focusing on design and innovation addressing trade and industry with a commercial focus.
BEDA is establishing a number of European Centres of Competence (ECC), addressing the rapid change towards a knowledge society whilst also respecting the various cultural backgrounds and heritages in Europe.
Each BEDA European Centre of Competence (ECC) acts as a knowledge unit focusing on a design-specific topic that could fuel innovation and enable transformation. Potential areas of competence include Design and Sustainability, Design for All, Design and Business, Design(er’s) Statistics and Measurement, Design Education, Design Management, Design in Service Innovation, etc.
European Centres of Competence are BEDA member associations / organisations, who, through the combination of their own resources and interests and public or other funding, are able to prove that they already have, or are developing, special knowledge and competence within specific areas. These subjects will be relevant to BEDA members in the delivery of professional tasks, and will also support BEDA’s mission to act as liaison towards the EU.
The mission of a BEDA European Centre of Competence is to be an expert in/for a specific discipline, to be known for its activities in a special design field, to research and develop knowledge on this design-specific topic and to disseminate and share results through conferences, publications, etc.
Current European Centres of Competence: