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Whether you’re just starting out or well established in your career, find relevant information on events, mentoring, compensation data, publications and more.

IDI Member Discounts

IDI Member Discounts

The IDI have partnered with a range of businesses to offer our members financial discounts on professional services.
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IDI Mentor Programme

IDI Mentor Programme

The IDI have developed a Mentoring Programme, available to all Members, recognising the value of guidance and advice at all stages in your career.
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Publications and Reports

Publications and Reports

Original publications covering a range of topics. Find information on the IDI, its resources and organisation; annual reports, survey findings and the Irish design landscape.
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Publications Archive

Publications Archive

We have an archive of previous publications and reports available to download.
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Service Design

Service Design

A brief introduction to why design methods and thinking can be useful when developing services.
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Inclusion by Design: Equality, diversity and the built environment

Inclusion by Design: Equality, diversity and the built environment

CABE at Design Council UK sets out its position on equality, diversity and the built environment.
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The Cost of Bad Design

The Cost of Bad Design

Everyone can think of a building they hate, a place that really depresses them or a place where they’d call in the bulldozers.
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Changing Behaviour by Design

Changing Behaviour by Design

The Behavioural Design Lab is a collaboration between Warwick Business School and the Design Council, uniting behavioural science with design thinking.
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The Principles of Inclusive Design (They include you)

The Principles of Inclusive Design (They include you)

Inclusive design aims to remove the barriers that create undue effort and separation. It enables everyone to participate equally, confidently and independently in everyday activities.
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UK Design Industry Research 2010

UK Design Industry Research 2010

In Autumn 2009, the Design Council conducted its second comprehensive survey of the UK design industry.
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Innovation by Design

Innovation by Design

In 2014 the Design Council commissioned Innovation by Design, an evaluation report from Technopolis Group on the role of design in the commercialisation of science and technology research.
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Measuring the Value and Role of Design

Measuring the Value and Role of Design

The UK Design Council and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) both believe that design plays a key role in economic and social value creation.
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Designing the Digital Economy

Designing the Digital Economy

A new independent report published by the Design Commission warns that the UK’s digital economy will not fulfil its social or economic potential without a concerted focus on design.
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Designing Demand

Designing Demand

This report summarises the findings of the first national evaluation of the UK Design Council’s Designing Demand programme.
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Design for Innovation

Design for Innovation

This report, published to coincide with the UK government’s 2011 Innovation and Research Strategy for Growth, sets out the facts, figures and plans for growth of the design industry.
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International Design Scoreboard

International Design Scoreboard

The International Design Scoreboard reports on findings from a two-year project to compare design capabilities across nations.
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Company Spending on Design

Company Spending on Design

Company spending on design is a comprehensive guide to how much UK companies spend on design.
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11 lessons: A study of the design process

11 lessons: A study of the design process

How do leading companies incorporate design into their business practice?
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Design for Public Good

Design for Public Good

Research and analysis on design-led innovation in the public sector has been compiled into one research report, Design for Public Good. 
It highlights best practice and explains the value of design techniques for governments across the EU.
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