Library of Case Studies

This section of the SEE library is a collection of experiences about design programmes and practices. It gathers together three types of case studies:

  • Examples of design promotion practice, which include methods for promoting design to the general public and fostering the best use of design tools among business and public sectors
  • Models for the provision of design support service for companies, in particular SMEs
  • Examples of design education programmes for design professionals (e.g. training on new design disciplines; development of design firms’ competencies)

Moreover, this library aims to highlight examples of government policies and programmes where design and innovation are clearly linked.


Library Index

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Matching case studies: 110

Title Country Keywords
4 Tuesdays on Eco-design France workshops, eco-design
Aalto Factories Finland Academia-Industry, Product Design, Service Design, Lab
Barking and Dagenham Council United Kingdom Public Sector, Service Design, Co-design
Behavioural Insights Team United Kingdom Public Sector, Service Design, Design Thinking
Better by Design New Zealand Support Programme, Export, Competitiveness
Big Data Denmark Design Mapping, Data Technology
Blood Donation Chair United Kingdom NHS, Product Design, Innovation, Procurement
Brand Essentials United Kingdom workshop, training, SMEs, brand
C2C - Cradle to Cradle United Kingdom Ecodesign, sustainability, competitiveness
c4di - Centre for Design and Innovation United Kingdom
Catalan Textile Clusters Spain Regional government, clusters, networks
Ceramics Workshops in Tunisia Italy Tunisia, students, SMEs, innovation
Christmas in Summer at Rovaniemi Finland Service Design, Industry-Academia
City Move Interdesign Sweden
Creative and Cultural Industries Economic and Demographic Footprint United Kingdom Evaluation, Survey, Creative Industry
Criacao Parana Programme Brazil support, programme, bridge, exhibition
Czech Republic Design Programme Czech Republic SMEs, bridge, programme
Design 2005 - Industrial Design Technology Programme Finland Design Support
Design 2005! Finland Design Policy, Targets, Strategy
Design Advisory Service Canada Manufacturing, Design Support, Products
Design Against Bike Crime United Kingdom Open innovation, design thinking, guidelines
Design and Business Concepts that Merge Argentina
Design and Innovation Strategies in Poland Poland Design Research, Innovation Strategy, Design Strategy
Design Awards in Czech Republic Czech Republic awards, SMEs, promotion
Design Bugs Out United Kingdom Evaluation, Healthcare, Support Programme
Design Business Association Design Effectiveness Award United Kingdom Evaluation, Measuring, Awards
Design Center De Winkelhaak Belgium incubation, design centre, designers, regeneration
Design for Export Czech Republic Design Support, Education, SMEs, Manufacturing
Design Icebreaker Scheme Denmark Support Programme, Evaluation
Design increased exports - the case of Blue Comfort Denmark SMEs, design support
Design Industry Insights 2010 United Kingdom
Design Ladder Denmark Evaluation, Investment, Policy
Design Mais Portugal exhibitions, support, companies, graduate designers
Design Makes the Difference Workshops Belgium workshop, design management
Design Management Europe Award
Design Mecaloire France SMEs, industrial design
Design Policy Recommendations for Uruguay Uruguay Design System, Policy, Recommendations
Design Pressure Cooker Plus Netherlands SMEs, programme
Design Silesia Poland Public Sector, Service Design, Design Supprt, Promotion
Design Start Finland Design Support, SMEs
Design Support Programme Norway SMEs
Design thinking for the civil service United Kingdom Public Sector, Design Thinking, Design Workshops
Design use by Estonian enterprises Estonia Research, Design use, Design investment, Design Ladder
Design Your Profit Poland
design:PARTNER Denmark partner, network
Designing Demand Evaluation United Kingdom Programme Outcomes, Evaluation
Designing Faces United Kingdom Healthcare Design, 3D Printing
DESTER: Design and Territory Italy workshop, bridge, research, innovation, universities
Developing and Implementing a Design Policy from Lapland 2010-2015 Finland Strategy, Design Policy, Design Programme
Door-to-Door for Change Netherlands Social Design, Service Design, Unemployment
Dott 07 - Design of the Time 2007 United Kingdom
Ecolizer 2.0 Belgium
e-Estonia X-Road Estonia
Encouraging Innovation with Design Programme Costa Rica SMEs, innovation, responsible design
Epleslang Apple Juice Norway Social Design, Disabled, Unemployed, Social Enterprise
Estonian Design Action Plan 2012-2013 Estonia Policy, Strategy, Action Plan
Ffres Awards United Kingdom award, students, fashion, graphic, product
Good Design Selection Korea Public procurement ; Design Awards ; Government strategy
Government Digital Service United Kingdom Public Sector, Service Design
Green Home Label Italy eco-design, furniture, label
Helsinki Design Lab Finland Design Thinking, Design Lab, Public Sector
Hospitable Hospice - Redesigning the Inpatient Hospice Experience Singapore Social Design, Service Design, Healthcare
IBC - Innovation dans les Biens de Consommations France research, support, lessons, innovation
Innovation By Design Ireland Innovation, Programme
Integrating Design into Regional Strategy in Slovenia Slovenia Design Strategy, Development Program, Support
IP Scan Project in Flanders Belgium IPR, regional government, competitiveness
ISO-ITU Industrial Design for SMEs Project Turkey SMEs, university, exchange
Kit Yamoyo - ColaLife United Kingdom Social Design, Health, Product, Innovation
KTP - Knowledge Transfer Partnerships in Design United Kingdom SMEs, knowledge transfer
Lahti Industrial Design Strategy to Benefit Business Finland Design, Strategy, Business
Lewisham Housing Options United Kingdom Public Sector, Service Design, Design Thinking
Life-netdesigning Czech Republic Young Designers, Design Education
LightRail Toward 2020 Australia Student Competition, Product Design
Lightyears - design transforms the fortunes of a Danish company Denmark design, SMEs
LOLA: Looking for Likely Alternatives Toolkit International Sustainable Design, Design Education, Toolkit
Make it Work United Kingdom Public Sector, Service Design, Unemployment
MindLab Denmark Design Thinking, Design Lab, Public Sector
Modelling the Strategic Impacts of Design in Businesses Finland Evaluation, Measuring, ROI
Museum in Our Street Belgium Social Design, Community Project
New Work Cornwall United Kingdom Public Sector, Service Design, Co-design
One-to-One Advisory Service United Kingdom SMEs, design support, bridge
Opower - Sacramento Municipal Utility District United States of America
OXO Good Grips United States of America Product, Innovation, Social Design
Personal Reflections on the ecodesign journey in Wales United Kingdom ecodesign, capacity building, initiative, multi-stakeholder, Wales
Philips EcoVision4 Netherlands
PREDICA project encourages design use in SMEs Spain Design Support, SMEs
Reducing violence and aggression in A&E United Kingdom Public Sector, Service Design, Healthcare
Restarting Britain 2 - Design and Public Services United Kingdom Public Sector, Service Design, Public Services
Service Design for MS Services United Kingdom service design, public sector, innovation
Service Design Project in Rijkevorsel Belgium Public Sector, Service Design
Service design training programme for the Estonian top-level civil servants Estonia Public Sector, Service Design, Training
SME Wallet Belgium SMEs, Support Programme, Design Management
Social Inclusion of Seniors in Urban Centers Belgium Social Design, Service Design, Ageing Society
Star Syringe United Kingdom Social Design, Healthcare, Product, Innovation
State of Design Programme Australia conference, business, design
Sustainable Purchasing in Tuscany Italy Public procurement, sustainability, SMEs
Territoires en Residences France
The Finnish Design ROI Project Finland Design Evaluation, ROI, Design Value
The Good Kitchen Denmark Public Sector, Service Design
The Henry van de Velde Awards and OVAM Ecodesign Awards PRO Belgium Sustainability, Design Promotion, Awards
The National Prize for Design Slovakia award, students, companies, designers
The Public Waste Agency of Flanders Belgium Public Sector, Design Tool, Ecodesign
The Service Design Programme: Moving from products to services United Kingdom
The World of Nestor Belgium Service Design, Seniors, Social Design
Trend, Style & Colour Event United Kingdom fashion, design, trends, colour
TULI Finland Funding, Support, Innovation
WellDone - Good Things Poland Social Design, Unemployed, Social exclusion, Design Students
WINNOVATE Programme United Kingdom seminars, bridge, programme, mentoring, design management
Young Designers in France France promotion, talent, profession, companies
Young peoples use of the tax system Denmark Public Sector, Service Design
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