Championing Design Effectiveness

Championing effective design and supporting your business to be more effective is fundamental to everything we do.

From measuring success to sharing excellence and best practice, we work to build universal confidence in design investment, and to enable thriving partnerships between those commissioning and managing design and the agencies delivering it.

The DBA sets the standard for quantifying the value of design and in celebrating its transformative impact on business, public services and people’s lives. Nowhere is the quality and effectiveness of the industry’s offer more evident than across the case studies recognised in the DBA Design Effectiveness Awards.

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DBA News & Views

Here we talk all things design effectiveness, and everything in between – from insights that help strengthen the authority of the arguments for design and empower our industry to achieve change together, to the latest industry trends and updates. Drop back regularly for a browse of the latest articles.

If you have insight or opinion to share, we welcome any relevant articles, white papers or reports for consideration. Please email communications@dba.org.uk with details.

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Twenty/Twenty mentoring: don’t just take our word for it!


We’ve brought together a variety of quotes from previous mentees whose businesses have directly benefited from Twenty/Twenty across the years.

25/09/2018


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Transformational Twenty/Twenty


Having found the experience ‘transformational’, Andy Gray, MD of StudioLR booked himself and a colleague onto the DBA's mentoring scheme again last year.

25/09/2018


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Notice of DBA Annual General Meeting


The DBA is a member led organisation and the yearly Annual General Meetings are a great way for members to hear about the year just gone, what is ahead and to have your say.

17/09/2018


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Evidencing the value of your work


The DBA's Adam Fennelow looks at the tips and support on offer to help you put together your 2019 DBA Design Effectiveness Awards entry.

12/09/2018


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Leadership isn’t always top-down


It all started with a conversation. As all good ideas do. But it didn’t stop there... Taxi Studio share the story of their inspiring, junior-led initiative, Jun1hr and the benefits it's delivering to their team and business.

12/09/2018


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DBA Design Effectiveness Awards: 2019 update


The DBA Design Effectiveness Awards celebrate and prove how powerful partnerships between clients and designers can be.   Announced...

05/09/2018


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Hyper-customisation: The dawn of a new design age


Soon brands will no longer speak with one package design and one brand message to their 100 million consumers. Branding Expert Rob Wallace looks at hyper-customisation and where it could take brands, consumers and design leaders.

02/08/2018


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When money doesn’t make the world go ’round


From packed-out monthly movie nights for the elderly to hands-on voluntary work, read inspiring stories of how DBA members engage with their local communities.

02/08/2018


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Connected community


Erika Clegg, Founder of Spring, explains how a close connection with their local community helps Spring deliver for clients.

02/08/2018


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Upskilling the next generation of design practitioners at the National Saturday Club Masterclasses


The Saturday Club Trust was founded by John and Frances Sorrell in 2009. It builds on the simple idea that every young person should have the opportunity to study subjects they love, for free, and has grown from strength to strength.

02/08/2018


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