The main event of the European Design Innovation Initiative in 2012 will be held on September 17 and 18 in Helsinki, World Design Capital in 2012. The report of the European Design Leadership Board “DESIGN FOR GROWTH AND PROSPERITY” will be presented Read more >
On 21 March, the European Design Leadership Board met a group of entrepreneurs, decision makers from the business world, EU policy makers and education and research professionals for a co-design workshop in Brussels.
The aim of the workshop was to brainstorm, discuss and prioritise the following three key challenges:
How to implement design in innovation processes for Read more >
Rachel Cooper, member of the European Design Leadership Board, is a professor of design management and policy at the Lancaster University (UK). She has been doing design research for 20 years in multidisciplinary groups. Her work has focused on addressing complex challenges using design and design research.
“All designers believe that we create the material world, Read more >
Design has been recognised as a key discipline and activity to bring ideas to the market in the Innovation Union – Europe’s 2020 flagship initiative.
Strategic use of design in all sectors of the society contributes to user-driven innovation for the benefit of the citizens. In the business sector, design plays a key role in the Read more >
Design research is an essential component of the more broadly understood European innovation system. It is a powerful tool to support the effective introduction, utilisation and management of design.
Design research is carried out at universities, industry and society. It is a multifaceted activity that covers, for instance, professional design disciplines (including product and industrial design, Read more >