Creative Sprint is a direct result of a "booksprint" - a collaborative approach to writing - organized as part of the project Creative Capital Conference (C2C), which was funded by the state of Brandenburg with resources from the European Social Fund.
- Keywords Innovation, Performance, Report
Leading Business by Design is Design Council’s qualitative research project that investigates the strategic use of design at senior levels in a sample of UK and global businesses.
- Keywords Competitiveness, Growth, Innovation, Performance, Research
Rotterdam School of Management (RSM) - Erasmus University Rotterdam.
In collaboration with Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering Delft University of Technology (TUD).
Emphasizing design, and including designers in new product development teams, contributes to new product success. Likewise, involving designers in developing web sites and corporate visual identity helps to improve firm image. Together, this translates to better firm performance. These are the main findings of research conducted in a large sample of Dutch firms from both manufacturing and service sectors.
Two main design foci are identified in the study: experiential design, which is about appealing to the senses, supporting self-expression and evoking emotions, and functional design, which is concerned with technology, functionality and ergonomics.
- Keywords Performance, Report
Design Policy Monitor measures design spend and activity across Europe
Design Wales / PDR, lead partner of the SEE Platform has published a report called the Design Policy Monitor that collates statistics on design performance in a number of EU countries.
The lack of statistical data on design in Europe is frequently cited as a barrier to design forming part of innovation policy.
- Keywords Competitiveness, Design Policies, Innovation, Performance
It is with pleasure that we present this first European Design Report of national facts and figures from 27 European countries. A total of 410,000 designers in Europe today generate an annual turnover of 35 billion euros. This represents 5.4 % of the added value of the EU Business Service Sector in 2002.
- Keywords Performance, Research, Report
Building on the success of our previous events in Brussels, the fourth meeting in the BEDA Communication Series examined the role of the creative industries in Europe.
The meeting sought to clarify their relevance to the European economies and highlight the leading role which design plays in shaping their development. This need to communicate the significance and breadth of design to the institutions of the EU has been the driving force behind all of the meetings in the BEDA Communication Series.
- Keywords Growth, Performance, Productivity