# DesignWIKI

Fil Salustri's Design Site

# COLLECTIONS

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research:impact_of_design

# The Impact of Design

What is the impact of design on industry, business, and society? It would make sense to gather as much empirical information on this as possible, in order to mount the argument that more attention needs to be paid to design.

## Reports & Surveys

### CME (2003)

Source: Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters Membership Survey, 2003.

Factors influenced by design or by engineering/design education are highlighted. All values are approximate.

#### Constraints on Business Performance Improvement

The table below shows percent of respondents indicating the named constraints as significant.

 Cost/resource allocation 56% 41% 40% 36% 30% 27% 25% 23% 23% 18% 16% 16% 12% 11% 8%

#### Constraints on Commercialisation

 Competition 44% 32% 30% 22 % 20% 20% 17% 15% 13% 9% 8% 7% 5% 1%

#### Skill Shortages

Find Keep
Manufacturing management 46% 14%
Engineering 42% 17%
Marketing 35% 20%
Design 30% 16%
Machining 27% 11%
Export development 26% 12%
Research 18% 14%
Information technology 18% 10%
Other technical skills 14% 9%
Tool and die 13% 11%
Welding 11% 9%
Software programming and development 9% 6%
Other skills 7% 6%

#### Skills in Need of Improvement

 Problem solving 49% 38% 35% 25% 25% 22% 19% 17% 13% 9% 7%

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