Design shapes the world. From the places we live to the products we buy, it creates environmental, social and economic impact and so has the power to change things for the better.
Since 2010, the Design Council has made significant progress in helping government, business and communities better understand what design is and the economic, social and environmental benefits it brings.
businesses to demonstrate that every £1 invested in design provides £20 in return.
local councils, creating a new market for design in public sector innovation, with 93% of council staff passing on their design skills.
unique development schemes in local authorities and NGOs, providing expert design advice to ensure places are inclusive and sustainable.
Our Design for Planet Festival hosted
people from 70 organisations.
of Design in the Public Sector participants felt that they had improved their design skills.
participants said our Design Review process helped build consensus across stakeholders, smoothing the planning process.
We've worked with
leading design and sustainability experts.