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21 OCTOBER 2013

Design briefing for SMEs

"Design briefs are an essential part of the design process. In fact, they mark the beginning of the design process, helping designers understand the business problem they are required to solve and businesses clarify what they need from a design project."

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businessbusiness analystbusiness consultant • business focused briefs • business problem • clear project objectivesdesign brief • design briefing • Design Council (UK)design processdesign projectdesign teamdomain expertexplicit objectivesexplicitly definedlingoPeter Phillipsproblem-oriented thinkingproblem-solvingproject definitionproject designproject goalsproject objectivesrequirements gathering • small and medium enterprise • small and medium-sized business • small company • SMB • SMETLAwriting a design brief

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Simon Perkins
19 JUNE 2011

Professional and Business Development for the Creative Ecology

"The first book in this series, Fish, Horses and Other Animals: Professional and Business Development for the Creative Ecology was designed to deal with issues concerning creative networks – how to understand them, work with them, mutually develop them and grow your creativity and business within them. We thought this was a good place to start because many creative industry practitioners already live and work within creative networks, and instinctively know how vital they can be in all sorts of ways. We ended Fish, Horses and Other Animals, on the theme of Soul Food."

(Kim Errington, Neil Maycroft and Jim Shorthose)

1). Jim Shorthose. (2007) "Fish, Horses and Other Animals: Professional and Business Development for the Creative Ecology"

2). Kim Errington, Neil Maycroft and Jim Shorthose. (2008). "Soul Food and Music Contents".

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Simon Perkins
16 JUNE 2011

Imperial College London: the future of digital services

"The Digital Economy Lab acts as a portal for all the research, teaching and engagement which is taking place within this grand challenge at Imperial College London. The Digital Economy Lab aims to link external organisations to relevant expertise at the College and to foster the growing digital community within the College so that they can work together more effectively.

Launched in September 2010, the Lab has been gaining momentum already through a number of engagements with firms, lectures and the launch of the Digital Business pathway as part of Imperial College Business School's Masters in Management course. A programme of research is currently ready to be launched, building on the many existing projects which are showcased on this website."

(Imperial College London)

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2010applied researchbusiness management • business school • digital business • digital community • digital economy • Digital Economy Lab • Digital Economy Laboratory • digital services • Future of Digital Services • Imperial College Londoninnovationknowledge-based economy • liveable cities • Masters in Management • new digital services • novel digital services • online brainstorming initiative • researchresearch centreresearch programmeresearch projectsSME • technologies of engagement • UK

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Simon Perkins
27 MAY 2011

Nottingham Creative Network: providing professional and business support for Nottingham's creative industries since 2006

"Nottingham Creative Network launched in October 2006 and is a project designed to provide smart–targeted professional and business support for Nottingham's creative industries. ...

Our 6 themes are as follows:

––Selling Your Soul?–What are the tensions between pursuing your creative inspiration and making compromises to make your business work? Are there any? If so, how do you negotiate them?

––How to Make Friends and Influence People–The importance of networks and network development. How do you get good at networking and why?

––Who Do I Get Into Bed With–Having recognised the value of networks and collaborations for creative business, how do you use these relationship to their best advantage?

––Don't Get Ripped Off–What do you need to know and do protect yourself and get paid properly?

––More Than Just Beer Money?–What are the opportunities, issues and added pressures associated with going from creative business as a 'lifestyle' choice, to growing your business into something bigger?

––Soul Food–How do you 'refresh' the creativity bit of your business to prevent stagnation?

Nottingham Creative Network aims to address all these issues in a way that connects tangible advice for business growth and development with discussions of these issues that are relevant for the specific of the creative industries. We realise that sometimes the creative industries operate in quite distinctive ways. We come from the creative industries ourselves. We will be holding regular expert seminars and workshops, offering 1–to–1 surgeries and responding to the needs of the creative community in other flexible ways when opportunities arise."

(Nottingham Creative Network)

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2006 • Broadway Cinema and Media Centre • businessbusiness advice • business dating agency • business developmentbusiness growth • business link • business relationships • business support • business workshops • career stagnation • city councilcollaborationcreative business • creative collaborations • creative communitycreative industriescreative inspirationcreative networkscreative people • creative scouts • creativityenterprise • enterprise surgeries • expert seminars • expert workshops • freelancegetting connectedgovernment agencies • growing your business • guest speakers • industry contacts • innovationinnovation seminarslocal creative producers • making business connections • making your business work • NCNnetworkingnetworking events • networks and collaborations for creative business • networks and network development • NottinghamNottingham Creative NetworkNottingham Trent Universityprofessional supportprojectregional developmentSchool of Art and Design • School of Arts and Humanities and the Business • SMEsole trader • structured discussion • support agencies

CONTRIBUTOR

Simon Perkins
11 MAY 2011

Knowledge for Innovation Knit e-pedia Knowledge Bank

"The Knowledge Bank provides access to e–learning materials specific to the textile industry. The subjects cover knitting technology, clothing technology, medical textiles, equal opportunities and the role of textiles in the global economy. The content is freely available to companies and individuals"

(William Lee Innovation Centre, Textiles and Paper, School of Materials, The University of Manchester, 2007)

nb. this project was previously located here: http://www.knitepedia.co.uk

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clothing technologycraftcreative industries • e-learning portal • elearning • European Social Fund • global economy • K4I • K4I portal • knit e-pedia • knitting • knitting technology • knowledge bank • knowledge based economy • knowledge for innovation • knowledge repository • Knowledge4Innovation • learning toollegislationmaterials • medical textiles • modular structurepatents • quick reference • reference tool • skillsSMEtechnical knowledgetextile industrytextiles • textiles companies • training resource • UKUniversity of Manchester • William Lee Innovation Centre

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Simon Perkins
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