Design Strategy and Action Plan
The Design Strategy and Action Plan 2018-2020 ("Plan") was published in the Official Gazette dated June 28, 2018 and numbered 30462. The Plan has been prepared by Science, Industry and Technology Ministry ("Ministry") and approved and published by High Planning Council. The vision has been determined as beinga global brand of Turkish designs and accordingly the 5 main objectives and 20 actions are identified in order to achieve this vision. Accordingly, it is expected that;
Under this objective, Turkish Design Advisory Council ("Council") shall operate more actively. The informative and instructive activities regarding effective management of the design processes shall be organized by Turkish Patent and Trademark Office ("TÜRKPATENT") and provided to the Council and there will be 12 events in one year. Furthermore, training programs including design making, developing and managing shall be provided by professional designers or academicians for R&D and Design Centres personnel and this training will be provided to at least 100 R&D and Design Centres every year. And most importantly, the Design Valley shall be established:
According to this objective, Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology and Ministry of Development shall together prepare reports regarding the analyse of the current design supports and they shall bring proposal for improvement. As per the outputs of the prepared analyse reports, the necessary regulations shall be made on the support mechanisms. The industrial design shall be included to the R&D and product development and commercialization supports as an evaluation criterion. The design academicians and professionals shall participate to the election and evaluation board with respect to design-required R&D and product projects.
As per this objective, the professional competence of the "Technology and Design" instructors shall be increased in the design field. In the undergraduate and graduate education, the majors which have same content, but different names shall be gathered under the same name, and the name recommendation will be advisory. Furthermore, the necessary measures regarding increasing of the design education quality at the undergraduate and graduate level shall be taken and accreditation system shall be created.
Seven different actions were determined in detail in order to actualize this objection. Accordingly, the communication strategy regarding the international recognition of the Turkish design shall be determined and implemented.
In this scope, the design emphasis shall be increased under the roof of "Turkey Discover the Potential" and, "Turkey Design Week Event" and "Design Turkey Industrial Design Awards" shall be organized every year regularly. In this respect, the written and visual materials regarding the increasing of the design awareness shall be created and accordingly at least 3 productions such as short-films, cartoon film, documentary and news shall be prepared in one year. Turkish designers shall be introduced at the national and the international level. Moreover, joint organizations with the international design institutions and councils shall be organized. The events increasing the design awareness shall be organized at the Science Centres. Last but not least, Turkish World Design Council shall be organized, and Design Museum shall be established:
This objective includes 3 different tailored actions. In this scope, the sector analysis of the design activities in Turkey shall be made. And furthermore, Turkey's design culture elements and local funds of knowledge shall be recorded. Most importantly, data set related to design shall be determined and design inventory database shall be created.
The data inventory and data sets to be used in the inventory shall be created. In addition to this, the data obtained through data sets shall be recorded on database. And last, the current data shall be monitored through the database.
Within the implementation of strategies and actions designated under the Plan, the Council will execute the studies regarding;
Last, within the scope of the Plan, web designs and coding, digital game designs and computer-supported designs and animations are design-related items, and further, public-private partnership is supported in the Plan.
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