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03 DECEMBER 2013

Meetdraw: Dorset creative industries networking

"Meetdraw is a meeting of digital animals to talk about and share collective passions. For everyone, no matter what they do or what stage they are in their career. It's for us by us. At times aided by beer, we shall fuel creativity, ideas and inspiration in a relaxed informal and fun environment. ... We support the local (Dorset) creative economy and provide an independent, neutral and open platform for communication and development."

(Paul Seys, 7 December 2009)

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2009advertising agenciesadvertising agency • Andy Brown • Ann Talboys • beer • Bella Lewis-Smith • Bright Blue Day (agency) • Caroline Sharp • Chris Robinson • collective passions • Createful (agency) • creative communitycreative economy • creative hub • creative industriescreative industries practitionercreative network • Crowd (agency) • David Ford • design consultancydesign industry • digital animals • digital solutions • digital talent • Dorset • Folk (agency) • fuel creativity • getting connected • industry leading • informal events • integrated agency • Jamie Sergeant • local businesseslocal creative communitylocal creative producerslocal designers • Luke Bonner • Matt Desmier • Meetdraw • meeting • meetupnetworking eventnetworking eventsnetworks of social interactionopen event • Paul Seys • Poole • professional designersprofessional gathering • promoting digital talent • Rad Dougall • Salad Creative (agency) • Simon Melaniphy • StudioWorks (agency) • The Emerge Group • The Healthcounter (online pharmacy) • Thinking Juice (agency) • Toby James Pestridge • Tom Wittlin • UKup and comersweb and related creative industries • Wise Old Uncle (designer)

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Bu Dmd
05 NOVEMBER 2012

Nottingham Second Wednesday: gathering for creative industries professionals

"What is it? Second Wednesday is a gathering of people from the web and related creative industries. Originally founded nearly fourteen years ago for business directories to blow off steam, it's grown into an event open to anyone in the industry and provided the networking platform for several up and comers in the Nottingham scene. Anyone is welcome, as the event is free, and you'll always find someone interesting to talk to each time you attend.

When and where? We gather every Second Wednesday of the month at Antenna, it's that easy. Just come along at anytime (before 7pm if you want to see the speaker) and feel free to jump straight in and introduce yourself to get the conversation started. We're there until 9pm so if you're late don't worry – they'll be plenty of people around until the end."

(Jamie Huskisson and Chris Allwood)

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Antenna (hub) • beer • business directories • business hub • Chris Allwood • creative businesscreative communitycreative industries practitionercreative network • creative quarter • design businessdesign industryfreelance professionalfreelancergetting connectedguest speakershanging out • Jamie Huskisson • local creative communitylocal creative producersmeetupnetworking event • networking platform • networks of social interactionNottinghamopen eventprofessional designersprofessional gathering • Second Wednesday • social gatheringsocial meeting • socialise • UKup and comersweb and related creative industriesweb designers • webdesign

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Simon Perkins
07 JULY 2012

Design Guides for Business: commissioning designers

"We have created this free guide to explain the process of finding and working with a designer – focusing on your needs and ensuring you get the most out of the project."

(UK Design Council)

Fig.1 "Briefing a Design Team" [http://www.bigstockphoto.com]

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advice • briefing • British Design Innovation • businessbusiness adviceChartered Society of Designers • choosing a designer • commissioning creatives • describe the audience • Design Business Association • design commissioningDesign Council (UK)design guides for businessdesign needsdesign project • find designer • finding a designer • free guide • getting the project started • help and advicehelp and guidance • helpful tips • how to agree budgets • how to agree costs • how to find a designer • keeping on track • managing design • most for your money • professional designersprofessional practiceproject definitionproject developmentproject management • quality briefing • requirements gathering • successful projects • UK designers • useful advice • working designers • working with a designerwriting a design brief

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Simon Perkins
13 APRIL 2012

Chartered Society of Designers: professional design accreditation

"The CSD library pages contain reports, links and resources that can be accessed to provide those practicing, using and studying design with insights and knowledge of the design sector and its inter–relationship with commerce and society."

(Chartered Society of Designers, UK)

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1930 • agency listing • Britain • British designers • career developmentcertification • chartered designer • Chartered Society of Designerscode of conduct • commerce and society • creative economycreative networksCSD • current vacancies • design alliances • design associationdesign business • design competitions • design disciplinesdesign events • design fellowships • design office • design practicedesign professiondesign professionals • design professions • design sector • design sub-disciplines • designer • disciplinary reach • graphic designgraphic designerintellectual property • international design alliances • links and resources • membership • national design alliances • online resource • practicing designer • product designprofessionprofessional association for designprofessional bodyprofessional certificationprofessional designers • professional initiatives • professional practiceprofessions • Society of Industrial Artists • studentship • studio practicestudying designUKvertical discourseworking practicesworking practices of designers

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Simon Perkins
23 MARCH 2012

Autumn 2012: Design and Social Innovation

"There is a growing interest in the role that design can play in catalysing, harnessing, spreading and scaling social innovation around the world. This is expressed in two key ways:

> by a growing number of professional designers and design disciplines applying their skills to addressing social issues; and

> by the adoption of design tools, techniques and methods by a growing number of other disciplines focused on developing social innovation.

Perhaps the most recognisable facet of this interest has been the rise of 'design thinking' not only in business, but increasingly in public service and policy fields. Fuelled by design agencies such as IDEO in the US, non–profit bodies such as the Design Council in the UK, and education institutions such as Stanford's 'd.school', design thinking has begun to be recognised as a key ingredient underpinning innovation (whether that be social innovation or not). Indeed, according to Sir George Cox, past chairman of the Design Council, design is what bridges creativity (the generation of new ideas) and innovation (the successful implementation of new ideas). In other words, design could be described as:

'the human power to conceive, plan, and realize products that serve human beings in the accomplishment of any individual or collective purpose' (Richard Buchanan, 2001)."

(Ingrid Burkett, Knowledge Connect)

Fig.1 AT.AW [http://www.at–aw.com]

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2012action learning • catalysing social innovation • change observercitizenshipcivil societyclients • collective purpose • community services • conceive ideas • constituents • consumersCourtney Drake • critical insight • critical literature • critical thinking • cross-sector • d.school • deign approaches • design agenciesdesign approaches • design bridges creativity and innovation • Design Council (UK)design disciplinesdesign fielddesign innovationdesign methodsDesign Observer (magazine)design techniquesdesign thinkingdesign toolsdesignersdifferent perspectives • diversity of disciplines • education institutions • George Cox • harnessing social innovation • idea generationIDEO • individual purpose • Jacqueline Wechsler • Joanne Hutchinson • logframe • logframe analysis • long-term change • NESTAnew ideas • Open Book of Social Innovation • plan ideas • political reactionism • previous learning • professional designersprototypingpublic policy • public service • public services • real change • realise products • Richard Buchanan • scaling social innovation • School of Management • School of Visual Arts in New York • service implementation • serving human beings • significant change • social design • social ills • social innovation • Social Innovation Branch in DEEWR • social interventionsocial issuessocial policysocial sciencesocial sector • spreading social innovation • Stanford Universitystrategic planning • strategy and planning • successful implementation • the role that design • underpinning innovation • User-Centred Design (UCD)users • Vera Sacchetti • William DrenttelYale University • Young Foundation

CONTRIBUTOR

Simon Perkins
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