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An open and exploratory design-led research centre at Lancaster University
We conduct applied and theoretical research into people, products, places and their interactions.
We work with a variety of organisations to provide fresh perspectives on real-world issues and facilitate innovation.
We offer Undergraduate, Masters, and PhD study opportunities. All our staff are active researchers with extensive expertise in teaching.

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Better Cities Through Participatory Design..

Better Cities Through Participatory Design..

..workshop in Malaysia

A total of 13 senior citizens between their 60s and 80s attended the “Better City with Senior Citizens” workshop where they learned to deploy methods of participatory design for speculating about possible and plausible futures for issues of interest to them. ...Read full update

Speculative Design Workshops identify themes for future research on health ageing

Speculative Design Workshops identify themes for future research on health ageing

and speculative design concepts in this area!

The two workshops run by the ImaginAging team in April (24th and 25th) in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, have helped identify four themes for future research on healthy ageing. The first workshop was targeted at citizens over 55 years old and the second...Read full update

ImaginAging work to be presented in Sydney at

ImaginAging work to be presented in Sydney at

the 4S - TRANSnational Science and Technology Studies.

Dr Clarissa Lee will be presenting the ImaginAging work in Making and Doing Exhibition of the 4S - TRANSnational Science and Technology Studies (STS) in Sydney this August.  The presentation will cover the three modes ascribed to the...Read full update

Funding Accelerator: Our fourth bid writing workshop

Articleby Sharon Jackson
Funding Accelerator: Our fourth bid writing workshop

Held in Blackburn Library our fourth workshop was a different format to the ones we'd held previously.  In response to questions regarding funding sources we dedicated the major part of the session to discussing different places to access funding for projects and the characteristics and opportunities for each. ...Read full article

Living Room of the Future

Articleby Paul Coulton, Adrian Gradinar
Living Room of the Future

As part of our Objects of Immersion project we have created an experiential future in the form of a Living Room. This experience highlights the potential of Object Based Media (OBM) in conjunction with data objects and physical objects in forming new immersive experiences. Further, it highlights the increasing importance of understanding and managing the increasing amounts of data generated about ourselves during our everday lives. ...Read full article

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RT @cubicgarden: Its the penultimate day of @ImmersiveObject "the living room of the future" in @FACT_Liverpool. If you wanted to see a pos…

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RT @SerenaConnor: Challenges and opportunities for applying #Design for #Safety by @RachelFDCooper at @lr_foundation #bringingsafetytolife…

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RT @cgarside: Asking Questions, Learning About #IoT Really like this approach and The Little Book of Design Fiction for the Internet of Thi…

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RT @AdamHartScience: This is Eulagisca gigantea, a marine worm from the Southern Ocean. A cross between a beautiful golden mouse and an ang…

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RT @ProfTriviality: Attendees #PRIMER18 may like to download a freee copy of our Little Book of Design Fiction for the Internet of Things h…

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RT @StuartWalkerUK: Routledge's production of my forthcoming book is on track for a September publication. https://t.co/7bx9BU2Bor

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RT @ImmersiveObject: Living Room of the Future powered by @DataboxProject https://t.co/tij54c5emD

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