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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

Creating growth

Published in Other Publications
1 December 2014

CreatingGrowthMeasuring cultural and creative markets in the EU
A growing body of evidence shows that the Cultural and Creative Industries (CCIs) are sources of growth and jobs, benefiting local communities, regions and states. This study aims to point out where these industries fit into the economy and society in Europe.

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  • Keywords Competitiveness, Research, Report, Creative Industry

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

LeadingBusinessByDesignLeading Business by Design is Design Council’s qualitative research project that investigates the strategic use of design at senior levels in a sample of UK and global businesses.

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  • Keywords Competitiveness, Growth, Innovation, Performance, Research

design_for_public_good The Design for Public Good report presents a collection of 12 case studies and a series of tools to enhance the understanding of design for public sector innovation and its use in mainstream practice. The report is a collaborative effort between the Design Council, Design Wales, Danish Design Centre and Aalto University.

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  • Keywords Design Thinking, Innovation, Research

Craft in an Age of Change - February 2012

Craft in an Age of Change is a major survey of contemporary craft at the beginning of the second decade of the 21st century. It examines the place of craft in the creative economy and the working patterns of makers and other craft professionals.

For more details, see attached link below.

http://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/professional-development/research-and-information/research-reports/

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

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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

InnovationThe UK has a global reputation for Innovation and Research. Our knowledge base, whichincludes renowned universities and research institutes, is the most productive among the G8. We have a proud record of invention – from the creation of life-saving medicines to the development of the internet.

This Strategy builds on the UK’s recognised strengths, and sets out how we will work with business and the knowledge base to underpin private sector led growth.

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  • Keywords Design Policies, Innovation, Research

See 6The SEE project has recently launched SEE bulletin 6 and policy booklet 4, both seek to contribute to the growing interest in design policies and programmes across Europe and around the world. With the debate gathering pace, SEE continues to provide insight based on the shared experience of the 11 partners.

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