We believe New Zealand can be a better place if design and design thinking play a larger role in our social, cultural and economic future. To realise this potential, six entities have joined together as DesignCo to speak with a louder voice and advocate for the value of design in New Zealand. Through our individual organisations, we contribute significantly to New Zealand design, but together we can achieve much more. We believe that only through collaboration can New Zealand foster and communicate the real value and benefit of design thinking, research and practice. DesignCo focuses on three activities:

 

Knowledge creation through collaborative research projects
Knowledge transfer through events, symposium and publications
Advocacy by actively promoting the role of design and designers in New Zealand’s future