Day: October 25, 2020

What is Design Management, and how will it make you a better business leader?

More and more business leaders are adopting design management strategies to solve business problems and introduce customer-focused design that works.

Find out how Northumbria’s Design Management MA can drive leadership, sustainability and innovation within your business.

Think of design management, and visions of monotonous teams of designers working together on the production of design-led projects might come to mind.

In reality, design management is widely recognised as a game-changer for business leaders. Over the past two decades, successful brands like Apple, Tesla and BT have all used design management as a guiding business principle to create winning strategy and hone their competitive edge.

What is Design Management and Why Does it Matter?

Design management is defined by The Design Management Institute as a solution that “seeks to link design, innovation, technology, management and customers to provide competitive advantage.” Design management is a strategic tool that has been adopted holistically by

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Return of virus sends consumer confidence into sharp decline

People have grown more worried about their financial situation and the general economic outlook for the first time since May as cases of coronavirus surge, a survey has suggested.

The GfK consumer confidence index for October has fallen to its lowest level since the pandemic was at its height and strict lockdown measures were in force. It dropped by six points to -31 between September and October. A year ago, with Britain facing the prospect of a no-deal Brexit, it was at -14.

Britons were said to be more pessimistic on every measure, although there was greater concern about the general economic outlook than for personal finances.

The monthly index is an important economic indicator, as confidence is a key determinant of consumer spending. As this accounts for two thirds of national output, a drop can have big economic consequences.

The record 22 per cent collapse in GDP in the

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Texas Tribune hires Houston Chronicle biz reporter Douglas

Erin Douglas

The Houston Chronicle business reporter Erin Douglas has been hired by the Texas Tribune to cover environment.

She will start Nov. 9.

At the Chronicle, Douglas covered Houston region’s biggest companies and corporate executives.

Douglas previously worked on ProPublica’s Electionland reporting project, where she helped local newsrooms around the country cover issues of access to the ballot and problems that prevent eligible voters from casting their vote during the 2018 elections.

She also completed an internship with Bloomberg, where she covered energy.

Douglas graduated cum laude from Colorado State University in May 2018 with dual undergraduate degrees in journalism and economics. While in school, she was editor of the Rocky Mountain Collegian. She also interned at the Denver Post while in college.

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