On the 15th of May 2019, GAIN celebrated the event “Design, good practices, action proposals and SME support”. The aim of the event was to present the pilot action that GAIN has developed to support 25 SMEs in the development of new innovative products and
The Cardiff Market Service Design Programme 2019 is one of eight regional design support pilots being developed through the User-Factor project. User-Factor leading partner PDR have been working with Cardiff market business owners in recent months and will deliver a two phase programme during 2019.
On Wednesday the 13th of March, the third USER-FACTOR knowledge exchange workshop; ‘Implementing design support pilots’ took place at the City of Culture of Galicia located in Santiago de Compostela, northwestern Spain. In the months leading up to the workshop each partner was busy planning
In the previous workshop, partners framed the objective of their design support pilot and identified relevant stakeholders to engage with. In the following months each partner has been building relationships, finalising planning, and growing awareness of their supports. During workshop three, partners will present their
This booklet shares the project research to date in order to empower innovation support agencies in their desire and ability to integrate design. User-Factor partners share a design support program Good Practice from their region and reflect on critical success factors and pitfalls in moving
Last October 25th, The Galician Innovation Agency (GAIN) held a workshop under the heading “Strategies for the protection of the design”. About 50 people attended the event that took place the 25th of October in CIS Galicia (Ferrol) and involved students, designers and enterprises. The
On Wednesday the 10th of October, the second USER-FACTOR knowledge exchange workshop; developing design pilots, took place in the Aviva Stadium; Ireland’s national rugby and football stadium. The workshop aimed to frame each partners design pilot. In the lead up to the workshop, each partner
On 7th September 2018, iLab and PDR hosted an exploratory workshop to look at the drivers and barriers to the more strategic use of design in Northern Ireland to gauge the appetite for a design action plan. In recent years, a number of governments around
Having analysed good practices, the partners will begin to develop their pilot programmes. In a workshop using hands-on, creative methods the partners will plan their Design Pilots including structure, key performance indicators, and routes to engaging SMEs among others.
On 20-21 March 2018, project partners met in Edinburgh to inaugurate the USER-FACTOR project. The event hosted by Scottish Enterprise combined the first Steering Committee Meeting and Knowledge exchange workshop on Good Practices in Design Support. Having looked at the European policy for design and