As a knowledge-exchange research hub for the creative economy, Design in Action built a new model for business and academia to engage with design – Chiasma – whilst supporting continued collaborations between industry and design via grant funding opportunities.
As well as our highly successful public lecture series, we also delivered two annual Scottish Design Summits to further promote the value of incorporating design principles in the boardrooms across all sectors of industry and the economy.
Design Revolution: Innovative Cities and Business
Thie event occurred on 25 May 2016
We are excited to host Design Revolution alongside V&A Dundee and Dundee, UNESCO City of Design on 25th May 2016. Part of the inaugural Dundee Design Festival.
Intellectual Property Office Digital Creative IP Workshop
Thie event occurred on 7 April 2016
This event occurred on 7th April 2016.
Supporting a Mobile Games Start-Up in Scotland: BAUM Launch Event
Thie event occurred on 22 January 2016
We're delighted to host DiA / Dare to be Digital Prize for Commercial Potential winners A Fox Wot I Drew as they give an educational talk on the development of their first mobile game 'Baum', launching on the Apple App Store on Thurs 21st Jan.
Wellbeing Chiasma 2015 – Surviving and Thriving
This Chiasma occurred in November 2015
Our most recent Wellbeing Chiasma, took place from 3rd - 5th Nov at the Northern Design Centre.
Food Chiasma 2015 – #FoodFutures
This Chiasma occurred in October 2015
Our #FoodFutures Chiasma took place from 20th - 22nd October at DoubleTree by Hilton Dunblane.
Rural Chiasma 2015 – Circular By Design
This Chiasma occurred in March 2015
Our £20k Circular Economy Chiasma working with Zero Waste Scotland.
ICT Chiasma 2015 – Creative Currencies
This Chiasma occurred in February 2015
£20k ICT 'Creative Currencies' Chiasma
£40k Digital Imaging Technology Accelerator Chiasma (TAC)
This Chiasma occurred in January 2015
Our £40k Technology Accelerator Chiasma working with Digital Imaging Research from the University of Dundee.
Event: Alice Rawsthorn – Hello World, Where Design Meets Life
Thie event occurred on 28 October 2014
Event: Creativity and Innovation – Making a Difference
Thie event occurred on 23 October 2014
Design in Action, in partnership with Creative Clyde, are proud to host Doors of Perception founder John Thackara at Oran Mor, Glasgow on Thursday 23rd October at 6pm.
Rural Chiasma 2014 – Sustaining Rural Scotland
This Chiasma occurred in October 2014
Our second Rural Economies Chiasma took place in New Lanark in October 2014.
Wellbeing Chiasma 2014 – ‘Living Well’
This Chiasma occurred in June 2014
The Wellbeing Chiasma set out to develop new and innovative approaches that could be applied in healthcare and wellbeing contexts such as ageing, obesity and diabetes.
Design in Business
Thie event occurred on 22 May 2014
The inaugural Scottish Design Summit will focus on the huge potential in Scotland of a future design-led economy. Book your place now!
RURAL Scope: ‘Rural Stimulation’
Thie event occurred on 6 May 2014
Are you interested in new ideas and opportunities for businesses in the Rural Economy? Design in Action (DiA) invites you to a one day event, 'Rural Stimulation'.
Food Chiasma 2014 – The Canny Consumer
This Chiasma occurred in April 2014
The aim of this Chiasma was to generate new ideas for the Scottish Food sector looking at 'The Canny Consumer'.
Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino: The next 5 years of the internet of things
Thie event occurred on 6 February 2014
ICT Chiasma 2014 – Beyond Mobile
This Chiasma occurred in February 2014
The aim of this Chiasma was to generate new ideas for the Information Communications Technology sector.
Scottish Legal Services Chiasma
This Chiasma occurred in December 2013
The aim of this Chiasma was to generate new ideas for the Scottish legal services sector.
John Thackara Lecture
Thie event occurred on 3 December 2013
John Thackara - Alive! When social innovation meets living systems (in the city).
Ian Callum – A Life of Design
Thie event occurred on 22 October 2013
Ian Callum, one of the of the world’s most celebrated car designers, will discuss his “life in design”.
Sports Chiasma – Inclusion in the Outdoors
This Chiasma occurred in September 2013
This Chiasma examined solutions to complex problems facing various populations who wish to take part in outdoor sports in Scotland.
Josephine Rydberg-Dumont Lecture
Thie event occurred on 23 September 2013
Design Culture - What creative leadership and design doing looks like in business and social initiatives.
Rural Chiasma 2013 – Made in Scotland
This Chiasma occurred in June 2013
This Chiasma explored how design plays a key role in providing innovation opportunities to rural manufacturing business and communities.
Deyan Sudjic Lecture
Thie event occurred on 19 June 2013
Join Deyan Sudjic - Director of the Design Museum in London - who will be delivering a lecture in Dundee on Wednesday 19th June 2013.
Design in Action Launch – Dundee
Thie event occurred on 16 May 2013
Join us in Dundee for our launch event featuring a lecture from renowned British designer Wayne Hemingway.
Design in Action Launch – Aberdeen
Thie event occurred on 15 May 2013
The Aberdeen function will encompass the Design in Action theme of participation, innovation, fresh thinking and networking.
Design in Action Launch – Edinburgh
Thie event occurred on 14 May 2013
The Edinburgh launch will introduce our exciting project whilst networking with representatives from industry, design and academia.
Design in Action Launch – Glasgow
Thie event occurred on 13 May 2013
The Glasgow launch will explore our remit of embedding design-led business innovation to help improve the Scottish economy.
Food Chiasma 2013
This Chiasma occurred in April 2013
This Chiasma focused on ways to further build and diversify whilst utilising the unique nature of Scottish artisan produce.
Sebastian Conran Design Lecture
Thie event occurred on 22 April 2013
Innovative British designer and chair of DiA's steering group Sebastian Conran will talk about his long and illustrious career.