About DDC –
the Danish Design Center
What we talk about when we talk about design, building capacity, and sustainable innovation
Design is our method and mindset
How do we keep up in a world that’s undergoing fundamental changes at a speed we’ve only just begun to understand the implications of?
What we need is truly sustainable innovation because it requires us to think, do and act in new ways. That’s exactly what design can help us do, and why we’re here.
Using design as a method and mindset, we’ve worked with thousands of companies and organizations to focus their innovation efforts by enabling them to do what designers do best; expand their perspectives and zoom in on the needs of humans, societies, and our planet. With design knowledge, problem-solving know-how, and hands-on tools we empower businesses and organizations to innovate with greater impact.
We’ve been in business for more than 40 years – a period of major societal transitions. Over the years, we’ve seen how collaboration is key to eliminating the silos that get in the way of innovation. That’s why we design strong partnerships where businesses and organizations work together across industries to drive green, digital, and social changes with long-lasting results.
We’re all about building capacity and giving the people we work with the tools and methods to pursue and realize new opportunities for sustainable growth. To the benefit of organizations, society, and the planet.
Our projects are centered around our three missions:
Digital Transition: A moral imperative
Social Transition: A radical approach
Green Transition: An irresistible urge
From project managers, assistants, and accountants to art directors and actual designers, meet the 50+ people that make DDC a lovely place to work, and inspiring to work with.Meet the people
More about DDC
We’re honored to serve as Denmark’s official design center. That means we get to collaborate with more than 2,000 business leaders, designers, and decision-makers – every year! And our efforts are paying off:
- Companies that work with design see an average of 32% growth on the bottom line and a 56% higher return for shareholders
- For every DKK 1 the Danish government invests in DDC, we create a DKK 5 return in value
- 67% of companies that work with design report that design increases their competitiveness.
Can’t get enough of design and innovation? We hear you. And we have you covered.
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