Guide

Design for start-ups

Introduction

Design is a critical element in any start-up business. It impacts the way your products, packaging, marketing and websites look and work.

It also affects how your customers use and value your products and services, how your workplace is set up and run and the efficiency of your processes. For a new business, design can be an excellent competitive advantage. It is worth considering how design can help in every area of your business.

This guide explains how design affects your business. It outlines how to identify and evaluate design, learn about design methods, access professional help and develop an understanding of more detailed design considerations.

The information in this guide is aimed at start-ups, businesses developing new products and services, and those entering new markets.

You can also use our tool to help you Get Design Ready.