The „Design Blueprint“ has been developed as an action plan for the recommendations first set out in the High Level Skills for Higher Value report published last year.
This report identified the need for designers to have access to better professional information services and advice on continuing professional development.
It also recognised that design students must be better prepared for the rapidly evolving challenges of the industry.
The Blueprint sets out a clear roadmap for bridging these gaps, with the central action being for an alliance of industry and education that will work with partners to deliver a comprehensive programme of strategic products and services for design professionals.
Jonathan Sands, Chairman of the Design Skills Advisory Panel, said: ‚This plan is a powerful and realistic strategy for improving our world-leading, globally celebrated design industry. To stay in that position, we need to support and roll out this Blueprint to ensure we have the skills to compete in the face of international competition and other countries‘ heavy investment in skills and education“.
Design Blueprint is available online at: designcouncil.org.uk/designblueprint