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Together for Design Skills

11 June 2020 

The Expert Group on Future Skills Needs has published its new report, Together for Design: Digital, Product and Strategic Design Skills of the Future. This study examines the future demand for design skills over the years 2020 to 2025.

Design is an important driver of economic growth, integral to both industry and society. It adds strategic value, creative thinking and innovation from the earliest stages of development through to the final delivery of products and services. The meaning of design has evolved greatly over the past century and, with the fourth industrial revolution, it is evolving again.
Winning by Design, the 2017 predecessor to this report, identified three major types of design as important for Ireland’s economic success:

The final report features a review of the design skills of students in Ireland, an assessment of relevant national and international policies to support and promote design, and the main drivers impacting on current and future design skills.

The full report can be read by clicking here