Deborah Dawton receives Design Week Hall of Fame Award

Held at Illuminate at the Science Museum last night, Design Week presented Deborah Dawton, DBA Chief Executive, and Rama Gheerawo, Director, The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design and Reader in Inclusive Design, with the prestigious Hall of Fame award for their long-standing and ongoing contributions to the design industry. Described by Design Week as an accolade that ‘recognises individuals…

DBA Design Effectiveness Award winner ‘Calm Harm’ on BBC World Service

We are delighted to hear that Gold award winners at last week’s DBA Design Effectiveness Awards, Stem4 and HMA, have been featured by reporter Richard Hamilton on BBC World Service for their incredible developments with life-saving app Calm Harm. If you missed the live report you can tune in below and hear about the difference being made to…

DBA Design Effectiveness Awards 2019

It’s not about design. It’s about the difference design makes. Eight Golds, 33 Silvers and 18 Bronze awards won jointly by designer and client at the Design Effectiveness Awards 2019. In her speech, DBA Chief Executive Deborah Dawton talked about the growing influence, breadth and depth of design and named the creative industries the calling card…

DBA Design Effectiveness Awards: case study films

Demonstrating the difference design makes has always been challenging. Illustrating the impact of design is what we’re here for. So we hope that the films shown at the DBA Design Effectiveness Awards help to tell that story. If you’d like to see them again, you can watch them all below:

Eight Golds in the 2019 DBA Design Effectiveness Awards

Life-saving apps, digital packtivation, community engagement, creative spaces, and rule-breaking redesign were all on show at the Design Business Association’s Design Effectiveness Awards on Wednesday 12 June.   Hosted by BBC presenter Alice Bhandhukravi at the Royal Horticultural Halls in London, the best and brightest of the design world came together to celebrate the difference…

BEDA elects new President & Vice President

BEDA elects new President, Vice President, Managing Director and ratifies 6 new members. Vice President, Karen Hennessy (left), President Päivi Tahkokallio (centre), and Managing Director Michael Thomson (right). Click here to read full article.


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