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11th December – Cardiff
The Future of Design event



Design Council would like to invite you to attend three design events in Cardiff on 11 December.

Future Design Impact Research Roundtable, 11.00 – 13.00

The Design Economy 2018 is Design Council's ground-breaking research into the scale of the economic impact of design. It demonstrates the importance of design and how it generated £85.2 billion to the UK economy in 2016. This is equivalent to 73% of the value generated by UK financial services and insurance industry. In Wales, there were 50,100 people in design roles in 2016 and 1,705 design firms in 2017. Ahead of Design Council’s Design Economy 2021, we want to hear your views and understand what designers need to make the case for design and what research questions about design’s impact should we be aiming to answer. For example, how might we collectively capture the social, environmental and cultural impact of design?

Due to limited places, please RSVP.

Evolving Design Practice Workshop, 14.00 – 16.00

The Double Diamond method was created 15 years ago when Design Council looked at how the best designers were creating innovative new products. It now sits at the heart of our Framework for Innovation. As design has developed to tackle increasingly complex challenges, designers have begun to use new approaches working with multi-disciplinary partners in other design and non-design professions. We want to bring together a diverse range of people to this workshop to discuss the approaches are being used now, consider what is coming next and – like the ‘Double Diamond’ – try to make visible the often ‘invisible’ design practices so that others can realise the value in them.

The Design Council is 75 this year, and to celebrate, we’re visiting different parts of the country to understand what design looks like now and what’s coming next. We are delighted to be working with British Council Wales and Cardiff MET/Cardiff School of Art and Design, and look forward to seeing you at one of our events.

Due to limited places, please RSVP.

Drinks and Networking 16.00 – 18.00

With Design Council, fellow guests, designers, sector leaders and students. This is a great opportunity to network and there will be a short show and tell from Cardiff and Vale Foundation Degree students on their ideas generated from the design brief given to them earlier in the day.

Due to limited places, please RSVP.

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WHEN:11th December 2019
Cardiff – School of Art and Design