Design Thinking for Progress. Initial insights from an evolving design-led business support programme for Scotland

Jen Ballie (Lead / Corresponding author)

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    Abstract

    This paper provides a reflective and discursive overview of ‘Design for Business’ - a program uniquely positioned within V&A Dundee, a Design Museum – as a beacon for design led business innovation. The paper is divided into two parts; the first contextualises the programme by providing an insight into the journey of codesigning, developing and piloting content within the national business community. The second section focuses on two case studies, one of a city council and the other of a small business, to demonstrate how their experience has impacted implementation of Design Thinking for Progress. The research expands upon these insights to conclude with five emerging design principles for Design for Business and makes recommendations for how they will be explored to help shape business, industry, and the public sector for positive social and economic outcomes in the future.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationRunning with Scissors
    Subtitle of host publication13th International Conference of the European Academy of Design
    EditorsLouise Valentine, Joanna Bletcher, Leon Cruickshank
    Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
    PublisherTaylor & Francis
    Pages981-995
    Number of pages15
    Volume22
    EditionSupplement 1
    ISBN (Electronic)9780367330569
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2019
    Event13th International Conference of the European Academy of Design: Running with Scissors - Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee, Dundee, United Kingdom
    Duration: 10 Apr 201912 Apr 2019
    Conference number: 13
    https://ead2019dundee.com/

    Publication series

    NameDesign Journal
    PublisherTaylor & Francis
    ISSN (Print)1460-6925

    Conference

    Conference13th International Conference of the European Academy of Design
    Abbreviated titleEAD Conference
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    CityDundee
    Period10/04/1912/04/19
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    Keywords

    • design thinking
    • social innovation
    • sustainability
    • knowledge exchange

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    Ballie, J. (2019). Design Thinking for Progress. Initial insights from an evolving design-led business support programme for Scotland. In L. Valentine, J. Bletcher, & L. Cruickshank (Eds.), Running with Scissors: 13th International Conference of the European Academy of Design (Supplement 1 ed., Vol. 22, pp. 981-995). (Design Journal). Taylor & Francis. https://doi.org/10.1080/14606925.2019.1595412