DeEP: Design in European Policies

Evaluating and Sharing Design Innovation Policies for European Growth

Funded under the ‘first action plan’ of the European Design Innovation Initiative (EDII), DeEP aims to create an understanding of the impact of design innovation policies by building frameworks and indicators to evaluate these actions both at a macro (regional, national, European) and micro (specific initiative) level. The key points that the project is addressing are:

  • to identify and understand the presence of tacit and explicit design innovation policies in Europe;
  • to develop new indicators that can be used to measure the impact of design innovation policies both at a macro and micro level;
  • to activate a process of mutual learning and transnational cooperation in policy development by identifying and sharing good practices, evaluating their impact and testing their transferability;
  • to create an open platform to stimulate and support the exchange of knowledge within the partnership as well as with other external stakeholders;
  • to actively disseminate preliminary and final results (throughout the duration of the project) to the European Commission and EDII Secretariat, and to all interested stakeholders (researchers, managers, SMEs, policy makers).

The deliverables that will be developed are:

  •  A taxonomy of Design Innovation Policies;
  • The DeEP Evaluation Tool made of: (a) a Design Innovation Scoreboard to evaluate regional and national performance (set of macro indicators); (b) an analytical framework and indicators to evaluate the impact of specific initiatives directly on companies (set of micro indicators); 
  • An open platform for knowledge sharing (online repository of Design Innovation Policies) and for evaluation (web based evaluation tools)

 See http://www.designpolicy.eu/ for further information.

Project Team

EvansEvans Martyn Evans Design, Design Management, Design Futures, Design Strategy, Design and Branding, Design Policy, Design Thinking, New Product Development
ChisholmChisholm John Chisholm Innovation, Design Management, European Policy, Business Support
CooperCooper Rachel Cooper Design Management, Design Policy, Design Thinking, Urban Sustainability, Socially Responsible Design, Design Against Crime, Design & Manufacture
CruickshankCruickshank Leon Cruickshank Open Design and Innovation, User Centred and User-Led Design, Interactive Design, Technology and Society, Design Methodology, Design Theory and Philosophy

Updates

Development of the European Design Innovation Platform gathers apace!

Development of the European Design Innovation Platform gathers apace!

Following the announcement of €3.8m EU funding to build the European Design Innovation Platform, the consortium starts work and plans its launch event in Brussels.

The European Design Innovation Platform (EDIP) is a digital platform that will bring together knowledge and exemplars of design’s...Read full update

Design Council announce €3.8 million EU fund to build the European Design Innovation Platform

Design Council announced that it will be leading a consortium to deliver the European Design Innovation Platform (EDIP) with Lancaster University as key partner.

Design Council announce €3.8 million EU fund to build the European Design Innovation Platform. The press release is now...Read full update

DeEP returns to London for the 5th Consortium meeting – September 2013

DeEP returns to London for the 5th Consortium meeting – September 2013

The Work Foundation welcomes back the DeEP Consortium

The Big Innovation Centre at the Work Foundation recently hosted the 5th DeEP Project Meeting – the penultimate gathering of the project consortium.  Chaired by Ben Reid from the Work Foundation, with European Design Leadership Board...Read full update

Design Policy Issues No1

OutcomeWhite Paper
Design Policy Issues No1

DeEP is sharing the first in a series of research publications – Design Policy Issues n.1. In this first issue, the Coordination Team introduces and describes the aims of the research conducted in DeEP, presents the DeEP Research Framework, the definition of Design Policy, and the evaluation...More information

DeEP comes to Lancaster for the 3rd Consortium meeting - February 2013

Event1 year, 2 months and 19 days ago
DeEP comes to Lancaster for the 3rd Consortium meeting - February 2013

4th of February 2013, Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK.

Lancaster University welcomes consortium members to progress work on DeEP European design innovation policy evaluation tool.

Lancaster University recently hosted the third in the series of DeEP project workshops, held...Read full update

European Design Innovation Initiative (EDII) ‘First Action’ meeting in Brussels

Event1 year, 4 months and 25 days ago
European Design Innovation Initiative (EDII) ‘First Action’ meeting in Brussels

28th of November 2012, Brussels, Belgum

First meeting between all six funded projects in the European Design Innovation Initiative (EDII) identified potential synergies between projects

The first meeting between all funded projects in the EDII ‘First Action’ was held on 28...Read full update