On February 13th 2014, €Design took part in the Expert Workshop on Measuring the Use and Economic Impact of Design: New Perspectives on Innovation, with the participation of EU, OECD, Eurostat, NESTI and WIPO representatives to share the knowledge and experiences resulting from the latest research activities on the economic contribution of design.
In this workshop €Design introduced the fundamental pillars of the guidelines on how to collect data and measure the role and economic contribution of design in the value added of nations, economic value creation of businesses and creation of quality jobs.
The objective of WP5 is to formulate a set of guidelines in line with the content of the Expert Workshop on Measuring the Use and Economic Impact of Design: New Perspectives on Innovation, with the participation of EU, OECD, Eurostat, NESTI and WIPO. Then, we will circulate this initial draft of guidelines to the EU, OECD, Eurostat and NESTI for comments and contributions. Then we will insert contributions to the text and issue a final version of the proposed Guidelines for collecting and interpreting design data as a factor of production in user-centred innovation.
The final objective is to offer of text of Guidelines that could be the origin of a new chapter of the Oslo and /or Frascati Manuals or, eventually, be the origin of a new Manual on Design as part of the Frascati Family of Manuals.