Together for Design Report published by DBEI on 15 June 2020

16 June 2020 

Together for Design Report was published by DBEI on 15 June 2020

Together for Design:Digital, Product and Strategic Design Skills of the Future is available on the EGFSN website.  This study examines the future demand for design skills over the years 2020 to 2025. 


Winning by Design, the 2017 predecessor to this report, identified three major types of design as important for Ireland’s economic success:

  • Digital  design;
  • Product design; and
  • Strategic design.

Together for Design builds on this foundation, forecasting the need for digital, product and strategic design skills over the years 2020 to 2025.  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.


Together for Design sets out recommendations for the design community and education system to ensure Ireland can keep up with this need, the implementation of which is now underway:

  • A collective voice for leadership in design.
  • Policy interventions to address skills shortages in design.
  • Collaboration between education and enterprise.
  • Develop career pathways in design.
  • Design in education.

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