The Design Ladder: Four steps of design use – Danish Design Centre

Companies’ use of design may take on a variety of forms. The Design Ladder is a tool by the Danish Design Centre for illustrating and rating a company’s use of design. The Design Ladder is based on the hypothesis that there is a positive link between higher earnings, placing a greater emphasis on design methods in the early stages of development and giving design a more strategic position in the company’s overall business strategy.

Leave a Reply

Know a great tool that's missing here? Tell us!


We're thinking of launching a mission-based job board for design gigs in the public/social sector, as well as regular updates to the directory. Sign up to be notified when we do!


Design tools for public good, all in one place.

Made by @jasonleowsg

This site is made by just one person (me!). Buy me a coffee to support further development.

Buy Me A Coffee