San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Free to attend evening event:
There are widening gaps in expectations and values between designers and their clients, agencies, recruiters, educators and policy makers. Understanding of skill requirements, and future needs is also becoming clouded. If design is to reach its true potential in supporting product, service and systems development and innovation then these issues must be addressed.
We’ve invited design thinkers and policy makers, design agencies recruiters and clients and designers to take part in an innovative and informative programme that uses design thinking to examine design and design values.
This event is for everyone who has taken part, and for those who are interested in the future of design.
Should design lead on embedding good practice at the core of global business and culture? What are the core values design should champion?
Design practices are changing rapidly and the kind of talent needed is evolving almost faster than it can be mapped or met. Are the systems in place to sustain the pool of design talent or are we heading for a future talent skills gap?
Design can be a facilitator for collaboration within the innovation process. However too often design is viewed as a stand-alone process, bolted on to the end of product, service or systems development. This prevents designers collaborating with other areas of expertise and exploiting the true social, economic and environmental benefits of design. How can we get past this and embed design a core part of every enterprise, making design collaboration business as usual?
6.00 pm registration and refreshments
6.15 pm Presentation of results
7.00 pm Open forum
8.00 pm Attendees are welcome to stay for networking and discussion til 8:30pm.
This event is part of a series - If you would like to join us for the one evening most appropriate for you please book via
- Session1 : design thinkers and policymakers 23 October 2013
- Session 2: agencies, recruiters and clients 30 October 2013
- Session 3: designers 06 November 2013
With thanks to the Technology Strategy Board's Design SIG for hosting this event.
Due to the size of the venue, places are limited and registration is required. Please don't just turn up as chances are we won't be able to let you take part. If you find you can no longer join us please let us know as we do have a waiting list.
When & Where
The Design Values project is led by Lucy Wills: designer, researcher and facilitator.
Lucy works in the core communications team at Business in the Community, a leading charity that promotes responsible business.
Currently studying MA Applied Imagination in the Creative Industries at Central St Martins, Lucy is researching ways to help embed design at the core of innovation and enterprise, and to expose and examine the tacit skills, values and expectations that drive design. She has also been an RSA fellow since 2008.