User factor* is an innovation support program carried out by 8 European companies. This project aims to strengthen the innovation capacity of local SMEs by taking into account users and the design approach. Every asset in the SMEs economic development in Brittany, Walles, Scotland, Ireland,
PDR via the User Factor project aims to bring design thinking and creative policy to small and medium sized business throughout Wales. The support will consist of workshops, research and ideation with the aim of developing new or renovated offerings small businesses can offer consumers.
The main aim of this programme is to strengthen innovation in small and medium businesses by supporting them to use design as a tool for user-centred and market-driven innovation. This programme will give companies: One-to-one support from expert design practitioners. A clear understanding of design
User Factor’s project coordination in Portugal, led by SPI, is promoting the 2nd edition of the Design for Business course (DfB). This course is organized in association with Porto Design Factory Porto Design Factory and aims to support SMEs and startups by exploring with the
Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação (SPI – www.spieurope.eu), together with Porto Design Factory (https://www.ipp.pt/inovacao/porto-design-factory), successfully organized the first edition of the Design for Business programme, powered by the USER-FACTOR project. The first edition of this course counted with a total of 12 participants, representing SMEs and
Please check these 3 guides have been developed to support customers with the creation and delivery of their design project. This includes finding the right designer, building a strong design brief and understanding the process. This key learning addresses some key challenges our customers faced,
In 2019, PDR at Cardiff Metropolitan University conducted an evaluation of the experience and impact of the By Design grant on participating companies as part of the User Factor project funded by Atlantic Area. As a result of this support: 64% of companies launched a