Designs review project research
In April 2019 we initiated a 12-month phase of exploratory research into Australia’s design ecosystem, what drives design innovation and the role of design rights. Varied desktop, qualitative and quantitative research has built a body of evidence to inform what changes may be needed to realise greater benefits to the Australian economy.
Results from our research are available in a series of four reports.
Defining design: design’s role in the Australian economy
Setting the context for the research by defining design and its contribution to the Australian economy.
View the Defining Design report
Talking design: views from Australia’s visual design ecosystem
Summarising insights and experiences heard through interviews with members of the design ecosystem.
View the Talking Design report
Protecting designs: design innovation, copying and enforcement in Australia
Analysing the survey results of the experiences of Australian business turning design ideas into products, methods and motives for protecting designs and encounters with copying.
View the Protecting Designs report
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