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Innovation & Design British Standards

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“Innovation creates value through helping businesses become more competitive and profitable.” Lord Drayson

Design is the planning that lays the basis for the making of any object or system. Carefully managed design processes can reduce waste and highlight new opportunities.

BSI offers standards to improve design and design processes for a number of sectors.

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Key Standards and Publications

Specification for the provision of services relating to the commercialization of intellectual property rights BS 8538:2011
Specification for the provision of services relating to the commercialization of intellectual property rights


BS 8878:2010  Web Accessibility. Code of PracticeBS 8878:2010
Web Accessibility. Code of Practice
If you want to ensure any website you commission or design is accessible for all, this new standard will help you.
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The Essential Guide to Technical Product Specification: Engineering Drawing
Neil Phelps and Colin Simmons

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Read more about guidance for engineers 


BS 8887-2:2009
Design for manufacture, assembly, disassembly and end- of-life processing (MADE). Terms and definitions.

BS 8888:2008
Technical Product Specification.

BS 8888:2008
Technical product specification (TPS). CD-ROM


BS 7000-1:2008
Design management systems. Guide to managing innovation

BS 8887-1:2006
Design for manufacture, assembly, disassembly and end-of-life processing (MADE). General concepts, process and requirements

BS 939:2007
Engineers' squares (including cylindrical and block squares). Specification

BS EN 62075:2008
Audio/video, information and communication technology equipment. Environmentally conscious design

BS 7000 Series
Design Management Systems

BS 8300:2009
Design of buildings and their approaches to meet the needs of disabled people.Code of practice

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Find standards and publications for eco design and the Energy-using Products Directive 2005/32/EC

Drafts for public comment
The Draft Review system gives the public an easy way to access drafts of British Standards (Drafts for Public Comment -  DPC) and Publicly Available Specifications (PAS) in order to give us feedback before full publication.

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