This project has reviewed how the current measurement frameworks capture the broad range of innovation activities in firms, and in particular how design activities are reflected.
It highlights which concepts, definitions and measurement approaches can be used to produce policy-relevant indicators on the role of design in innovation. It also demonstrates how survey data can be used to study the relationship between design use, innovation and economic performance, with a quantitative analysis of the results of a set of experimental design-related questions introduced by Statistics Denmark in its 2010 innovation survey.
The project was carried out under the auspices of the OECD Working Party of National Experts on Science and Technology Indicators (NESTI) as part of its review of the measurement framework for R&D and innovation.
Author : OECD/OCDE