Surveys and reports
Design as a force for development – An evaluation of the Swedish government's investment in design 2003-2005
Design as a force for development was based on 10 national design projects and a number of regional projects and activities.
The programme was completed on December 31, 2005 and had during a period of three years included 498 businesses, 66 municipalities or municipality-owned businesses and 150 designers.
In 2003, Ph.D. Ulla Johansson at Växjö University, was appointed to evaluate and analyze the projects within the design programme. Her report was published in June, 2006.
Summary of the report
Swedish companies on design: attitudes, profitability and design maturity (May 2004).
The report was based on 1,308 telephone interviews with design managers in Swedish companies with more than 20 employees. The interviews were conducted during December 2003 to March 2004 on behalf of SVID and the Association of Swedish Engineering Industries (Teknikföretagen). The results reveal that demands on design have increased and that what is important is HOW design is used rather than IF. Companies with the greatest design maturity enjoy very strong growth.
Download the folder "10 Points" with a summary from the survey.
For more information about surveys and reports, contact Claes Frössén on +46 (0)8 783 83 27.
The economic effects of design (September 2003)
This survey is based on approximately 1,000 telephone interviews with private Danish companies with more the 10 employees. The Danish Design Centre was responsible for the survey, the results of which show that companies who systematically apply design concepts generate a greater turnover and have larger exports than businesses that do not use design.
Read more on the Danish Design Centre website.
The Impact of Design on Stock Market Performance (February 2004)
A report from the British Design Council on British companies that have won design prizes and awards from 1994 to 2003.
Download the report (pdf, 226 kb)
Read more on the British Design Council website