DeEP: Design in European Policy

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 Design, 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
PritchardPritchard Corinne Pritchard Design Visualiser

Updates

Design in European Policy

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Design in European Policy

This, the final publication from DeEP, presents our findings and insights, offering perspectives on key research themes: design innovation policy landscape; policies; and strategies to support design policy evaluatuion. The publication also presents a detailed conceptualisation of the DeEP Design...More information

Design Policy Issues No4

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Design Policy Issues No4

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

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Design Policy Issues No3

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Design  Policy Issues No3

In this number the partners at Malardalen University briefly introduce the case studies developed in the research, and the Micro Design Indicators. The booklet elaborates on the concept of indicators created to measure design innovation policies directly on beneficiaries, and reflects on the...More information

Design Policy Issues No2

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Design  Policy Issues No2

In this number the partners at Lancaster University describe the Taxonomy of Design Policy, and the Macro Design Indicators. The booklet elaborates on the concept of indicators created to measure the effectiveness of design in innovation policies, and it concludes with an interesting interview to...More information