SEE Policy Booklet 4 examines the role of design in bringing innovative ideas to market in the context of i) new product and service development; ii) design support for SMEs and iii) national design systems. Since design is increasingly highlighted in innovation policies (such as the European Commission’s strategy Innovation Union), understanding the components of a national design system is important for developing appropriate programmes and policies.
This latest issue of the SEE bulletin reflects the changes, we have witnessed over the last three years:
- Research: How Policies Matter to Design (Dr Qian Sun)
- Interviews: Design Policy and Promotion Map (Estonia, Finland, Italy and South Korea).
- Special Reports: SEE Project’s Policy, Innovation and Design Conference. Dublin’s Bid for World Design Capital 2014.
- Case Studies: Service Design Programme (Wales, UK) and Design and Business Concepts that Merge (Argentina).
The SEE bulletin is the only publication entirely dedicated to exploring matters related to design policies and programmes for design support. It is published by Design Wales, lead partner of the SEE project and is distributed to over 60 countries.
SEE is a network of 11 European partners exploring how to integrate design into regional and national innovation policies.
Electronic copies of these publications are available to download from the SEE website: www.seeproject.org/publications.