Great design can change lives, communities and organisations for the better. It can create better places to live, bring communities together, and can transform business and public services. Design is a way of thinking that helps large organisations, small and medium-sized enterprises, social enterprises and charities change the way they work.
Design’s contribution to the UK economy is £71.7bn in gross value added (GVA), equivalent to 7.2% of UK total GVA
Workers with a design element to their work were 41% more productive than the average
The design economy is mostly male (78% of designers) – compared to 53% of the wider UK workforce
In 2013, the total value of exports where design had made a key contribution was £34bn
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