The Magic of Design… time to break free from the spell

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The magic of design
21 April, 2010
Stephen Hill, Director, C2O future planners
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Has our thinking about what design is and is for become clouded by the magic dust of 'design quality': a spell of doubtful provenance and effectiveness? Ten years on from the creation of CABE and the gentle institutionalisation of design quality in public policy and public life, is it time to become rougher and tougher?