Design Science is a communication consultancy of designers, writers, scientists, healthcare professionals, educators and other creative professionals. 

Our purpose is to bring knowledge to life through design in science, health and education. We value listening, collaboration, creativity, attention to detail, and the search for knowledge and understanding in our work and society.

Our work encompasses brand and identity, video and animation, infographics and data communication, websites and digital experiences, print and packaging, interiors and installation. We tailor our team to each project, providing a balance of creative and technical skills to tackle any design challenge.

Who we work with

Cheltenham Science Festival
City University
Barts NHS Trust
Brighton and Sussex Medical School
Dunhill Medical Trust
Durham University
Elixir Europe
Imperial College London
Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust 
Institution of Environmental Sciences
Kings College London
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
MPS (Mucopolysaccharide) Society
NHS
Royal College of Art
Royal Free Hospital, London
The Royal Society Summer Science exhibition
Techniquest, Cardiff
The British Library
University of Amsterdam
University of Cambridge
University College London
UCL Institute of Immunity and Transplantation
UCL Dept of Medical Physics and Bioengineering
University College London Hospitals NHS Trust
University of Oxford
University of Reading
University of St Andrews
Wellcome Trust
We The Curious, Bristol
Winton Centre for Risk and Evidence Communication

 

GDPR compliance statement


Design Science’s GDPR principles

  • All personal data will be processed fairly and lawfully
  • We work to hold relevant and accurate personal data, and and will keep it up to date where it is practical
  • We will not keep personal data for longer than is necessary
  • We will keep all personal data secure
  • We will work to ensure that personal data is not transferred to countries outside of the European Economic Area (EEA) without adequate protection

Our GDPR compliance
We have reviewed and updated our internal processes, procedures, data systems and documentation in order to help ensure that we are GDPR compliant.

We will ensure we protect any data handled by Design Science by implementing the relevant policies and practices – for our employees, customers, suppliers, partners and stakeholders, specifically to include the following:

  • Employees are made aware of the GDPR and restrictions and obligations within it, with the relevant training provided as necessary. Each staff member will complete awareness training
  • Suppliers who process personal data on behalf of Design Science have been identified and asked to provide details of their state of compliance with the GDPR and where appropriate agree to new contractual arrangements. Any new supplier will not be taken on unless we are satisfied that they comply with the new data protection regulations

 

Our principles 

1: Justify the purpose(s) for using confidential information
Every proposed use or transfer of confidential information should be clearly defined, scrutinised and documented, with continuing uses regularly reviewed by an appropriate guardian.

2: Use confidential information only when it is necessary
Confidential information should not be included unless it is necessary for the specified purpose(s) for which the information is used or accessed. The need to identify individuals should be considered at each stage of satisfying the purpose(s) and alternatives used where possible.

3: Use the minimum necessary confidential information
Where use of confidential information is considered to be necessary, each item of information must be justified so that only the minimum amount of confidential information is included as necessary for a given function.

4: Access to confidential information should be on a strict need-to-know basis
Only those who need access to confidential information should have access to it, and then only to the items that they need to see. This may mean introducing access controls or splitting information flows where one flow is used for several purposes.

5: Everyone with access to confidential information should be aware of their responsibilities
Action should be taken to ensure that all those handling confidential information understand their responsibilities and obligations to respect the confidentiality of patient and service users.

6: Comply with the law
Every use of confidential information must be lawful. All those handling confidential information are responsible for ensuring that their use of and access to that information complies with legal requirements set out in statute and under the common law.

7: The duty to share information for individual care is as important as the duty to protect patient confidentiality
Health and social care professionals should have the confidence to share confidential information in the best interests of patients and service users within the framework set out by these principles. They should be supported by the policies of their employers, regulators and professional bodies.

8: Inform patients and service users about how their confidential information is used
A range of steps should be taken to ensure no surprises for patients and service users, so they can have clear expectations about how and why their confidential information is used, and what choices they have about this. These steps will vary depending on the use: as a minimum, this should include providing accessible, relevant and appropriate information – in some cases, greater engagement will be required.

 

Privacy policy

This privacy policy explains how our organisation uses personal data when you use our website.

What data do we collect?
We do not collect, use nor process any personal data through our website.

Cookies
Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard Internet log information and visitor behaviour information. When you visit our websites, we may collect information from you automatically through cookies or similar technology
For further information, visit allaboutcookies.org.

How do we use cookies?
We use cookies in a range of ways to improve your experience on our website, such as understanding how you use our website.

What types of cookies do we use?
We use functionality cookies so that we recognise you on our website and remember your previously selected preferences. These could include what language you prefer and location you are in. A mix of first-party and third-party cookies are used.

How to manage cookies
You can set your browser not to accept cookies, and the above website tells you how to remove cookies from your browser. However, in a few cases, some of our website features may not function as a result.

Privacy policies of other websites
Our website contains links to other websites. Our privacy policy applies only to our website, so if you click on a link to another website, you should read their privacy policy.

Changes to our privacy policy
We keep our privacy policy under regular review and places any updates on this web page. This privacy policy was last updated on 17 November 2021.

How to contact us
If you have any questions about our privacy policy please do not hesitate to contact us.
Email: admin@design-science.org.uk
Call: +44(0)20 7631 1570
Or write to us at: Unit 4, 115 Bartholomew Road, Kentish Town, London, NW5 2BJ

How to contact the appropriate authority
Should you wish to report a complaint or if you feel that we have not addressed your concern in a satisfactory manner, you may contact the Information Commissioner’s Office.