Design for technology businesses

Working with a designer to develop new technologies

Guide

Designers think innovatively and from the point of view of potential users. Your technology development process could benefit from their skills and experience.

If you want to find a designer from a discipline that's appropriate to the technology that you're developing, you can ask other businesses if they can recommend a designer - word of mouth is often an effective way of finding the right person.

Alternatively, you can contact one of the organisations that promote design:

  • The Design Council is an independent not-for-profit organisation that works to improve people's lives by using design. They focus on three areas: business, the built environment and public services. Find out more about the Design Council.
  • British Design Innovation is a trade organisation for industrial designers, service designers and innovation professionals. Its members include technology designers. You can search for design agencies and freelancers in the BDI directory.
  • Eureka's Eurostars funding helps eligible businesses to carry out international technology research and development projects and get innovations to market faster. Find out more about the Eurostars programme or read more about other EU funding for innovation.
  • The Chartered Society of Designers (CSD) is a professional body for designers in all design disciplines. You can search their Find-a-Designer tool to find suitable professionals in your area.