Publications and Reports
We are offering some of our own publications to purchase - including the design periodical ITERATIONS, our IDI 'Irish Design Awards Catalogue 2016' ( the record of a wonderful collection of great Irish design in 2016- all part of our annual awards competition) and from DCCOI - 'Making Design Matter', a beautiful and important legacy of Irish Design 2015 (ID2015).
Some of these other studies and reports 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.
The most recent report on the Design Industry in Ireland a consultation paper ( Feb 2017) towards a National Design Strategy Ireland – the Design Island 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
IDI Irish Design Awards Catalogue 2016
This 160 page catalogue features the best of Irish Design in 2016. This is a beautiful book and a wonderful visual record of the shortlisted design entries for IDI’s Irish Design Awards in 2016 This book costs just €10 including postage to Ireland.
Hats off to Epsilon, the talented Gareth Jones, Graham Thew and Niamh Smith for this year's beautifully-designed IDI Awards catalogue. The high-quality print is all thanks to Hacketts.
Irish Design 2015 - Making Design Matter
Irish Design 2015 – Making Design Matter offers 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 Irish Design 2015 (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.
POLICY FRAMEWORK DESIGN IN ENTERPRISE IN IRELAND JANUARY 2016
This paper recognises the role of design within the economy and sets out a ‘Policy Framework for Design in Enterprise in Ireland’. The policy framework is focused on enhancing design activities in the enterprise base in Ireland. Download →
Ireland The Design Island (2017)
Ireland - The Design Island, National Design Strategy - A consultation paper towards a National Design Strategy- It urges a sustained investment in design and proposes a series of actions for the strategic development of design and design thinking. Feb 2017
The consultation paper also follows the Policy Framework for Design in Enterprise in Ireland published by DJEI in 2016
IDI Annual Report 2014
Find out what the IDI Membership has been up to over the past year.
Download our most recent annual report →
IDI Career and Salary Surveys
The IDI holds an annual career and salary survey, revealing a diverse mix of design practice in Ireland.
Download the results →
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.
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.