Corporate Design Foundation is working to demonstrate how design adds value to business. Successful design is achieved by many disciplines working together, including different design disciplines and both internal and outside services. These consultants represent product design, all forms of communication design, architecture, interior design and user interface. Consultants also focus on user research, design strategy, innovation strategy, and technology.

This website provides a resource to this community of consultants to help communicate their value to potential clients. We invite you to take advantage of the following:

@issue: The Journal of Business and Design Published by Corporate Design Foundation, @issue: is the only journal written specifically for business executives to communicate how design contributes to business success. The Foundation is looking for design business success stories from consultants and provides copies of back editions for use in demonstrating designis value to executives and students.

Firm Profiles Available to Foundation donors, profiles give consultant firms an opportunity to describe their work and expertise as well as provide three case examples. Profiles provide exposure to firms through the different links on this site. To see examples of profiles and to learn more about becoming a donor, click here.

Research Conducted by the Foundation, research examines different issues at the intersection of design and business. Research topics cover a broad spectrum, from reviewing current design practice by consultants in different design areas to documenting multidisciplinary courses that bring students and faculty from design, business, and other disciplines together. Other research studies document the role of design in achieving innovative products and creating more appropriate workplaces.

Case Studies Case studies authored by leading business school faculty and Corporate Design Foundation are an in depth look at the role design has played in business success at leading companies like GE, Fed Ex, OXO International and SEI Investments.

For those unfamiliar with the Foundation, our programs, initiatives, and work, we invite you to explore and learn more.