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Emerging Trends of Design Policy in the UK 

Qian Sun

Royal College of Art

Keywords: design policy, design industry, UK, innovation


This paper reviews design policy in the UK. As the UK does not currently have any written and acknowledged statement of cross-governmental design strategy, this article investigates the key organisations involved in developing and delivering policies that impact on design in the UK by reviewing their missions and strategies, thereby identifying opportunities, challenges and trends in British design policy. 

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Cite this paper: Sun, Q. (2016). Emerging Trends of Design Policy in the UK. Proceedings of DRS 2016, Design Research Society 50th Anniversary Conference. Brighton, UK, 27–30 June 2016.

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