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Unfolding the impact of AI on Design


Unfolding the impact of AI on design, Paul Bratcher and Kate Shepherd take a look at where to use it to lift the bar in your business and what to watch out for. 

03/10/2023


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DBA Members’ Forum | October Summary


In our October Members’ Forum, we had an illuminating discussion around the challenges we are, and might in the future face when it comes to resourcing our businesses with the skilled people we need. Catch up on the highlights.

03/10/2023


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Designing for a Sustainable Future with Dr. Leyla Acaroglu: a synopsis


How can we design a better world? Studio Phoenix's Jonny Westcar shares his top take-outs from the DBA's recent event with sustainability provocateur Dr. Leyla Acaroglu.

20/09/2023


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The agency website: five top tips for greater impact


Does your website clearly communicate what potentials clients are looking for? DBA Expert Jonathan Kirk shares 5 tips for greater impact.

20/09/2023


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DBA Members’ Forum | September Summary


In our September Members' Forum yesterday, we were joined by some members who have won DBA Design Effectiveness Awards, and we explored...

05/09/2023


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Design: The superpower for business and for government


DBA Design Effectiveness Awards Chair, Clive Grinyer explores the three themes that stood out amongst the 2023 winners, which summarise the maturity and responsiveness of design to the challenges of our times.

30/08/2023


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DBA Design Effectiveness Awards 2023: winners’ case study films


In these short videos, seven winners in the 2023 DBA Design Effectiveness Awards share the stories behind their wins and the far reaching impact of the design work. 

29/08/2023


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The Curse of Long Payment Terms and Late Payments


Minimise late payments to your business and navigate the curse of late payment terms with these useful tips from DBA Expert Chris Lang. 

09/08/2023


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DBA Members’ Forum | August Summary


In our August Members' Forum we explored the topic of AI and its impact on design. Here’s a summary of the conversation.

09/08/2023


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A recipe for success: interview with Grand Prix winner, Without’s Philip Koh


We caught up with Philip Koh, Co-Founder and Strategy Director at Without, on the long-term impact of their DBA Design Effectiveness Award winning Modern Recipe brand for Sodexo, which won the Grand Prix in 2021. 

09/08/2023


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