In 2014, the higher education funding bodies in England, Wales and Northern Ireland announced a joint review of future approaches to quality assessment. This report sets out the broad range of responses that were submitted in response to the consultation discussion document. Click here for the full report.
Overarching summary written by Design Council; pulling together the common themes from the research they commissioned from Breaking Blue and Warwick Business School covering the aerospace and automotive sectors.
An in-depth analysis of strategic design’s impact on the civil aerospace sector published by Design Council as part of its Leading by Design programme of reports and conferences.
Understanding the practical, personal and emotional support needs of people living with cancer in the UK, June 2015
Our research for Macmillan compressed by the client team into a single poster for the National Cancer Intelligence Network (NCIN) Cancer Outcomes conference. Winner of its category!
In recent years there’s been a lot of attention among insight professionals on the need to engage online research participants to address declining response rates and the risk of poor quality data. The number of people available through online panels has plateaued, and we are seeing co-operation and completion rates plummet. This raises real concerns about the representativeness of survey participants who are recruited from online panels. The implication is bad data for clients, and there is no doubt that the reputation of online surveys is in decline as clients seek different sources of insight from observational approaches and greater use of “Big Data”.
NEUROBLOG 2: What we know about how the brain processes information can lead to better research design
Back in January in my first neuroblog I looked at the link between the brain’s use of glucose, and how the brain processes information. Now I’d like to explore the way we process images and how it can be used to design better research projects.
Join the national conversation on design in manufacturing at the Leading Business by Design Summit 2015, on 18th June in Birmingham. Phil Stubington will be sharing insights from our research at the plenary session, along with leading lights from industry and academia. Full agenda here
At the event you’ll hear directly from some of the world’s most successful manufacturing and design organisations on how they are using strategic design to:
It was exciting to see Macmillan publish their “Hidden at Home” report recently, and to see it making an impact. It looked at the level of social care needs that people with cancer have, and mruk conducted the research that underpinned the report.
Social care covers a wide range of different needs, and inevitably different types of help and support are required to meet these needs. What was really newsworthy in our findings was how much support is being provided by the family and friends of people living with cancer. We found that three quarters of people with practical and personal needs were reliant on support from family and/or friends.
When thinking about innovation often the emphasis is on finding the new, the never done before and especially focusing on technology. How innovative a development is, is often confused with how much noise is made about it, but by focusing on the razzmatazz surrounding a development rather than the impact that it has, we’re missing a trick.