Design Futures Council
The Design Futures Council (DFC) is a DesignIntelligence network of architecture, design, engineering, construction, product, and technology leaders who explore global trends, challenges, and opportunities to advance innovation and shape the future of the design industries and the environment. Each year the DFC convenes summits on issues of strategic importance to leaders: business of design, collaboration, sustainability, and innovation as well as design education and talent.
Deep dive research, commissioned by individual firms or organizations, that provides leaders the knowledge they need for the decisions that matter.
Since 1994, DesignIntelligence media has evolved from a simple print newsletter to a multi-platform ecosystem of research-based publications. DesignIntelligence media are focused on helping leaders and organizations to understand drivers of change and make more effective strategic decisions.
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“DFC is a deeply stimulating and engaging think tank for business and university leaders seeking to understand, define and positively influence the future of the design professions by sharing experiences, ideas, research and plans — all without ego or agendas. The additional support we receive from DesignIntelligence is equally invaluable, because it expands the foresight and research capabilities of our individual organizations by building on the collective knowledge and interests of the members.”
Lauren Della Bella
President, SHP Leading Design
“Our professions are in times of profound change. The DFC has provided a safe space to discuss the challenges we are facing, to hear about solution vectors which are being engaged and to meet those who are making those changes happen. DesignIntelligence is an excellent resource for us to read vetted content that is consistently of high quality and relevant.”
Dr. Chris Luebkeman
Arup Fellow and Global Director, Arup Foresight
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