Lucid Group’s Alistair Williamson was among 30 product design consultancy & academic participants in the UK Design 2020 Futures workshop at the Design Council in London.
Design 2020 is a foresight initiative investigating future scenarios to predict threats and opportunities facing the UK commercial design industry. The overall aim of Design 2020 is to explore potential futures for the UK Design industry. The project is collaboration between the Universities of Salford & Lancaster with British Design Innovation.
Participants divided into groups to debate futures scenarios – Eco-Imperialism, Global Flow, Silver Community and BRIC Power (Brazil, Russia, India, China) and their potential impact on the design industry. Lively discussions included frank views on the quality and quantity of UK design education, as well as the effectiveness of public intervention in industry.
A Design 2020 Research questionnaire is now online, athttp://www.ukdesign2020.org/survey/index.php giving everyone the opportunity to participate in this important piece of research.