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Design as a driver for economic growth in Northern Ireland

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dc.contributor.author Douglas, Michelle
dc.contributor.author Montgomery, Ian
dc.contributor.author Fleming, Karen (RIAD /University of Ulster)
dc.date.accessioned 2017-06-28T10:38:38Z
dc.date.available 2017-06-28T10:38:38Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/5864
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Northern Ireland’s creative industries are a powerhouse of economic activity which require dynamic and sustainable collaborative networks, but are compromised by limited understanding and support at government level. This is further compounded by an immature and unconnected network of creative communities, many of whom are unfamiliar with the concepts of collaboration and innovation as a positive and embedded part of their design and business processes. In Northern Ireland, the legacy of socio-political difficulty and a pervading risk-averse culture has resulted in low innovation league table rankings which has led to a reduced confidence in its ability to compete globally using design as a driver. The study uses international exemplars to propose a new paradigm for how innovation, design, and the development of a sustainable creative ecosystem can work in an advantageous way for Northern Ireland’s economic growth. It offers a novel model of design and innovation and develops proposals for future policies and practices in the pursuit of sustainable internationally-focused creative excellence. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher ITERATIONS en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries ITERATIONS;01, pp. 30-35
dc.relation.uri http://iterations.ie/
dc.subject Northern Ireland en_US
dc.subject design en_US
dc.subject creative communities en_US
dc.title Design as a driver for economic growth in Northern Ireland en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.31880/10344/5864
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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