Design directory

Design directory

Design directory

ABOUT BDI

On 1st August 2005 the British Design Initiative, established in 1993, became British Design Innovation, a not for profit membership organisation with a range of services reflecting the increasing focus on innovation by designers & industry. The existing membership of strategically-led product, brand, new media, packaging and service design agencies are being joined by university innovation departments, in-house design and innovation teams, innovation agencies and appropriate art & design faculties and their graduates.

This unique membership mix is designed to encourage collaboration between the membership groups to foster a creative environment for collaborative innovation whilst demonstrating the role that strategic design plays in its success. Importantly, British Design Innovation has been launched to communicate that design is an element of the innovation process. The success that strategic-led design can bring will be measured by an organisations ability to engage ‘design thinking’ early enough to make a difference.

We believe that it is more beneficial to promote ‘design-thinking’ than it is to promote ‘design’. Promoting design as a stand alone activity to be purchased at the point of need is consigning it to a commodity and a largely aesthetic process. In relation to general design services, that may be appropriate. In relation to strategic design thinking and innovation, it is not.

MEMBERSHIP GROUPS

Commercial Design Agencies – Design Agency Directory
Membership continues to exist for all type and size of design agency to service the needs of over 420,000 site visitors per annum. All design agencies are represented in the Design Agency Directory. All members are denoted by the BDI marque. All other agencies are registered with BDI on a non-membership level and form part of our inclusivity policy. Over 4,500 commercial design agencies are registered with BDI representing 95% of the commercial design market.

Strategically-led design and innovation consultancies – Design and Innovation Directory Commercial design & innovation consultancies who seek to engage with other players involved in the innovation process are represented within the Design Agency Directory and/or the Innovation Directory. These consultancies and/or individuals are the ‘design thinkers’ with more than 10 years experience in product development and service design propositions across many business sectors.

University Innovation departments, research, scientific and technology led faculties The design thinkers are joined in the Innovation Directory by scientists, technologists, biologists, economists – in fact every type of ‘ist’ with PhD’s in all sorts of ‘ologies’ employed by some of the UK’s leading Universities. PhD’s are encouraged to engage with Design Thinkers to turn research results into market-led ideas and subsequently ideas into market ready propositions.

In-House Design & Innovation teams
Individuals and teams from all type and size of manufacturing, retail, service or technology companies that have a design & innovation focus are eligible for BDI membership. They have access to the Innovation Directory to commission consultancy projects and/or to form partnerships with the ‘thinkers’.

Art & Design Faculties & their Graduates – Graduate Directory
BDI provides membership to individual graduates who elect to join and benefit from the employment opportunities afforded to them through the Graduate Directory and other services. Alternatively Art & Design Faculties can join as an entity and support their graduates in the process of gaining employment and their entry into the working environment. See JOIN BDI to download membership brochure and application forms.

Broadcast Designers Association

Broadcast Designers Association

Broadcast Designers Association

Launched in 1997 as one of the first online video production communities-initially for the Final Cut Pro users has evolved into the premier online destination for DV production. The site’s immense popularity-nearly 2,000,000 page views per month, by 58,000 unique users-is sustained through a library of “how-to” articles and product reviews and its active discussion forums. The 30 discussion forums cover all aspects of video production -from cameras to editing equipment to workstations -and are maintained by 2-Pop’s 11 guides, video professionals and dedicated “2-poppers” who ensure that all posts are answered and that the quality of the site is consistently good. Named “Best of the Web” by Apple, Adobe and About.com, is updated daily with news, interviews, product reviews and how-to articles.

Is the premier online destination for cinematographers, production designers, camera operators and camera assistants. The site features news, interviews, jobs, an active discussion forum hosted by author and cinematographer Jon Fauer, coverage of events and festivals, guides to equipment, product reviews and interactive features such as “Ask the Expert.”

Launched in 1997, has developed into the premier online destination for information about broadcast design. With nearly 1,000,000 page views per month, the site is updated throughout the day with articles that walk the reader through the conception, design and execution of opens, titles, promos, commercials, interstitials and Web sites. In addition to the site’s editorial, it also offers a Web guide resource, a robust career center and an ongoing discussion of the broadcast design business. Presented by the Broadcast Designers Association (BDA), DesignInMotion has been lauded “Best of the Web” by both Adobe and Apple for its timely and rich information on the art, business and technology of broadcast design.

A distinctive and much needed source that focuses on the motion picture industry’s transition to new digital technologies for shooting, editing, preparing and exhibiting movies. DCinematography.com readers include a wide range of motion picture professionals from producers and directors to hands-on production people. Its news, features, profiles, new technology and product coverage educate and develop a vital new forum of communication for this new form for exhibiting and making movies.

Television Broadcast provides the key buying team of managers and engineers at broadcast, satellite, cable and broadband companies with the business and technology strategies and tutorial information they need to prosper in the new era of digital television. With an expanded distribution that reaches a new audience for broadcast equipment, technology and services, Television Broadcast’s readership includes general managers, chief engineers, production and operations managers, and interactive television content professionals. These senior engineering management executives rely on Television Broadcast to help them make the tough policy and technical decisions crucial in today’s competitive television marketplace.

This Directory contains the details of British Design Innovation members who provide a ‘thinking’ element to the innovation process. They are scientists, technologists, biologists, economists – in fact every type of ‘ist’ with PhD’s in all sorts of ‘ologies’. They are joined by the ‘design thinkers’. Product & service design propositions experts with more than 10 years experience across many business sectors. The design thinkers translate research, ideas, new technology, innovation breakthrough into a visual business case that enables the money thinkers to communicate with funders, industry and other stakeholders with greater tangibility.

Welcome to the creative PLANET communities

Welcome to the creative PLANET communities

Welcome to the creative PLANET communities

Offers an online destination for filmmakers, with resources and information geared to the up-and-coming director or producer. In addition to active discussion forums and online workshops, fosters its community with practical resource information about film and television production and postproduction, as well as interviews with both established and up-and-coming filmmakers. Through our articles, directors such as Steven Soderbergh, Robert Rodriguez and James Cameron offer advice and guidance, as well as practical production information.

Since its launch in 1997, EditorsNet.com has developed a devoted readership of film and video editors with its in-depth interviews on the art and technology of editing. In addition to daily news and articles covering new products and editing-related events, the site provides interviews with the editors of film and television. EditorsNet also publishes the popular “This Week in Production” guide, which details motion picture projects currently in preproduction, production and post. Presented by the Motion Picture Editors Guild, the site also features an active discussion on the art and business of editing, and resource guides for editing hardware and software.

Is the only site that exclusively serves the largest marketplace for professional production and presentation equipment – video professionals at the federal, city, county and state levels of government. The site, produced by the editors of Government Video magazine,provides the latest information on relevant video/audio technology and applications for professionals in law enforcement, education, military, judiciary, security, medical, and aerospace, as well as defense contractors, dealers, installers and integrators. Government Video is the voice for these high-volume buyers and it is the official communication vehicle for this sector’s largest trade show, The Government Video Technology Expo.

Updated daily, serves the information needs of optical disc replicators, magnetic tape duplicators and professional users of recorded and recordable media, as well as premastering and authoring industries. The site, along with Medialine magazine, document the dynamic nature of the industry through late-breaking news coverage and comprehensive analysis; provide executives with market intelligence they need to make strategic business plans and costeffective buying decisions; and offer special focuses on DVD production (authoring, compression, replication, etc.).

Is the Web resource for members of the production and post-production industry, offering an online community for people who provide creative and technical services in film, video and sound. Through daily news, interviews and features on such hotly-debated topics as HD, 24P production and digital cinema, PostIndustry offers its readers up-to-date information on the latest projects and products. PostIndustry also features a Web guide with resource information of hardware and software, and an ongoing discussion forum that considers the business of postproduction.

Presented by the Visual Effects Society, VFXPro offers comprehensive resources and information for the visual effects professional. With its daily production news — detailed information on what effects houses are working on — and its coverage of events, VFXPro is the one-stop destination for VFX artists, supervisors, animators and facility managers — nearly 58,000 unique users at last count. The site’s in-depth articles on the visual effects of such films as Star Wars Episode 2, Lord of the Rings and Spider-Man are complemented by snapshot articles about effects-rich episodic television, commercials and music videos. VFXPro also features daily product information about VFX hardware and software, an extensive Web guide resource and a robust career center. The site’s popular VFX discussion forum addresses topics ranging from effects shots to schools to software.

Fcuses on professionals who create video content for profit-from leading Hollywood effects houses and large commercial facilities to independent production companies, corporate TV departments and “boutique” digital video studios. Professional shooters, editors, graphics designers, audio mixers and producers read for its useful “how to” features, industry insights, news and commentary, product reviews and technology tutorials.

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