Design Council

The Design Council is one of the world’s leading design institutions, championing great design to improve lives and make things better.

Design thinking is a key driver of innovation.

We have actively supported the Design Council for many years. Back in the ’90s, Chris was a member of the Design Council’s Research Advisory Board, helping to shape their inter-disciplinary research agenda.

As Via, we have undertaken a whole series of assignments. We developed the Design Council’s induction programme, addressing the challenge of how to rapidly introduce new recruits into design thinking. We participated in the Designing Demand business support programme. In particular we designed the Innovate process and tools, which have now been rolled out to technology start-ups and university technology transfer offices across England.