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Impact of Design on Canadian Manufacturers

What is the impact of industrial and graphic design in manufacturing in Canada? To find out, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (formerly Industry Canada) engaged KPMG to conduct interviews with manufacturers in various industry sectors. DIAC acted as Subject Matter Professionals on the research study and we are please to publish the findings here.

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Designing Digital Main Street

How can Main Street businesses access the latest digital technologies to improve business results?

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Why Invest in Design? Insights from Industry Leaders

To find out why successful organizations have invested in design and how their leaders think about design’s role in innovation, the Design Industry Advisory Committee, working with the Martin Prosperity Institute at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, have conducted a series of interviews with industry leaders.

This study aims to increase the appreciation of the role of design and encourage more businesses to use the creativity and problem solving skills of designers to enhance economic, social and environmental outcomes.

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