News from around Europe
The meeting addressed the current relationship between politics, economics and design, and built upon the experiences of the attendees. The focus was mainly Spanish design issues, but international design was also discussed.
Greenhouse is a unique training programme created by PDR to upskill public service leaders and policymakers in service and policy design methodology and tools. It is now available to book for December 2017.
The WORTH Partnership Project, of which KEPA is a participant, aims to develop new products and ideas for SME’s through developing new means of collaborating and adopting innovative and disruptive techniques. They are inviting ideas and proposals online.
Launch of the Hellenic Design Center (HDC), an initiative by KEPA, supported by the Municipality of Thessaloniki
KEPA, Municipality of Thessaloniki, has launched the Hellenic Design Centre in Thessaloniki, with the aim of enhancing innovation and creativity in Greece and South-East Europe.
The UX Design Awards have opened their submission process for the 2018 awards, that focus on user experience as a key value of design. Companies and design consultancies are invited to submit product solutions, services and concepts until 31 March 2018.
Jil Sander will receive the 2018 German Design Awards Personality Prize, in recognition of her iconic status in the fashion industry and her dedication to outstanding design.
The Design Business Association recently held an event called ‘Design: driving transformation in business’. Over 100 agencies joined the debate, including design leads from The Hershey Company IBM iX, Heineken and PepsiCo.
The 2018 shortlist for the Design Business Association’s ‘Design Effectiveness Awards’ includes 54 entries from 15 countries. The awards celebrate the power of design to drive business success, and the winner will be announced on 22 February 2018.