The All Party Parliamentary Group for Design and Innovation and the Design Business Association are delighted to launch "A Design For Brexit".
Written in the run-up to the Autumn Statement on Wednesday 23rd November, 2016, "A Design For Brexit" sets out the case for continued government support for the British design sector, with particular reference to the vital role played by research and development tax credits.
The full submission is now available for download.Read more
The Design Commission is currently conducting research into the relationship between design and behaviour in the built environment.
Exploring this important relationship, the Commission will seek to reinvigorate our understanding of the role planning policy can play in driving positive social outcomes across the UK's local communities. It will pinpoint the importance of careful design in ensuring communities can thrive.Read more
The APDIG has submitted their response to the Department for Education's Consultation on the new Design and Technology GCSE curriculum.
Whilst the move to a single award (and not specialised) is welcome, concerns have been raised over the sharp decline in participation rates of the subject overall. The APDIG are also keen for the Department to recognise the complexity and diversity of contemporary design practice, no longer so heavily focused on the creation of a final product, but the process of iterative design and prototyping as a valued skillset in itself.
You can download a copy of the response here.
The All-Party Parliamentary Design and Innovation Group is a forum for open debate between Parliament and the UK’s design and innovation communities.