Via Sylvain Cottong
The report – Restarting Britain 2: Design and Public Services – goes beyond the familiar rhetoric of design’s transformative powers (particularly in economically straightened times). Instead it provides a roadmap of recommendations about how to build design into public services, and examples of well-designed public services from across the UK and Europe.
One of the report’s key tasks is to not only convince Government and public sector organisations of the benefits of design, but also to explain to them what design is, in this context. As co-author Barry Quirk, chief executive of Lambeth Council, says, ‘We’re talking about hard disciplines, not soft furnishings.’
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