“It is time to pay attention to the value of design”
This is the opening sentence in the recent study by Design Council, a charity from the UK.
The study investigate the relationship between design skills and economic outcomes, focusing explicitly on productivity and innovation.
The study refers to the fact that modern design skills are no longer confined to particular sectors or occupations, they are widely used across the economy, from banking to retail.
Furthermore, where design skills are used, they contribute significantly to greater productivity and more innovation. But it also highlights the need to better develop those skills and be prepare for the economic changes ahead.