News & Views

Here we talk all things design effectiveness, and everything in between – from thought leadership and insights that help strengthen 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.

Main Content

The DBA publishes a monthly e-newsletter full of expert advice and guidance, interviews with leading industry figures and topical content and news. Not yet on the mailing list? Click here to register.

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.

image-4

Guinness Hero Harps wins Grand Prix


Guinness restored its impact at bar with the disruptive new Hero Harp fount, which has won Diageo, Bompas & Parr, Design Bridge and Dolmen the prestigious DBA Design Effectiveness Awards Grand Prix.

03/06/2020


News


Read more >>
awards_01

DBA Design Effectiveness Award winners announced


The DBA Design Effectiveness Awards ceremony has been held live on Zoom. 26 shortlisted projects discovered if they’d won Gold, Silver or Bronze awards.

03/06/2020


News


Read more >>
mikhail-pavstyuk-unsplash-new-in-employment-law_02

Anti Copying in Design (ACID)


Read the latest developments on the critical issue of unregistered rights protection for UK designers across the EU post Brexit.

01/06/2020


News


Read more >>
banner-6

Essential considerations for returning to your workplace


Coronavirus resource: find useful reading on the latest guidance and advice regarding working safely in office environments.

01/06/2020


News


Read more >>
julien-moreau-688fna1pwoq-unsplash

Webinars for SMEs from The Department for International Trade


Tune in to useful webinars for SMEs, run by The Department for International Trade, on a range of topics to help your business through the coronavirus pandemic. Access them here.

18/05/2020


News


Read more >>
lysander-yuen-wk833orqlje-unsplash-copy

DCMS needs your input by 15 May


Your input is needed to help ensure the needs of the design sector are heard. Please complete DCMS’ survey to understand the impact...

11/05/2020


News


Read more >>
how-i-see-tomorrow-initiative-screengrab

How I see tomorrow: viewing the world through children’s eyes to shape a better tomorrow


Coronavirus resource: What if we could positively shape the future, by seeing it through the eyes of children? ‘How I see tomorrow’ is a fantastic initiative from DBA member Elmwood, which is garnering support from museums and galleries around the world. Find out how you and your children can get involved.

04/05/2020


News


Read more >>
ben-garratt-mnegpthfp48-unsplash-copy

Adapting to a new-normal: A behavioural design perspective


If these last few months have shown me anything it’s that we’ve been very privileged. Going outside when we want, buying what we want when we want it, and having loved ones close to us. They’re luxuries we thought we wouldn’t need to compromise. They were life’s givens. But the world we design in and the people we design for are changing and we need to meet people where they are.

04/05/2020


News


Read more >>
awards_01

DBA Design Effectiveness Awards: Results announcement coming soon


We're moving the announcement of this year's award results to ensure all the winning businesses are ready and able to make the most of their successes and use their wins to help accelerate their movement into the future. Find out more here.

04/05/2020


News


Read more >>
screenshot-2020-04-15-at-17-47-08

A letter to the Chancellor


Coronavirus resource: The feedback we've received during our DBA member catchups has been hugely valuable. It’s informed our weekly calls with DCMS, as well as our discussions with other sector bodies to shape a letter that will be sent to the Chancellor on behalf of the design industry.

27/04/2020


News


Read more >>
Cookies

We use cookies to help improve our website. By continuing to use this website, you agree to our use of cookies.