Publications and Reports
Studies and reports of the Irish design industry, some of which have been commissioned, authored, co-authored or contributed to by the IDI in order to build understanding, strengthen ties and promote collaboration within the Irish design industry.
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Design Practice in Ireland Report - Feb 2021
Detailed report on the need for designers to upskill and to keep pace with workplace change. A compelling and urgent view of the necessity to meet the opportunities in the design sector. (February 2021)
Ireland – the Design Island
The most recent report on the Design Industry in Ireland a consultation paper (Feb 2017) towards a National Design Strategy urges sustained investment in design and proposes a series of actions for the strategic development of design and design thinking. The consultation paper also follows the Policy Framework for Design in Enterprise in Ireland published by DJEI in 2016
Irish Design 2015 - Making Design Matter
A comprehensive examination of the year of Irish design, through a series of essays by key participants. It captures the why and the how of the landmark initiative that was ID2015. It is an invaluable tool and reference as a record of the activities and achievements of, and participants in, a truly significant moment for Irish design. Available to purchase from the IDI Office for €18 plus shipping, contact firstname.lastname@example.org to order.
Policy Framework for Design in Enterprise in Ireland
This paper recognises the role of design within the economy and sets out a ‘Policy Framework for Design in Enterprise in Ireland’ (Jan 2016). The policy framework is focused on enhancing design activities in the enterprise base in Ireland. Download (pdf) →
IDI Code of Professional Conduct
The IDI code of conduct was drawn up in response to calls for a clear, usable set of standards for Irish design professionals to model their businesses on.
The Institute of Designers in Ireland is governed in its processes by its Constitution.
A Study of the Design Services Sector on the Island of Ireland
This report, published in 2009 by InterTrade Ireland, examines the strengths and weaknesses of the Irish design sector and makes recommendations about how to build on these.
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The Design Difference
A report detailing the results of a survey of design and innovation amongst Ireland’s SMEs.
Published in February 2007 by the Centre for Design Innovation.
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