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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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LANDSAPE & INFRASTRUCTURE Creating a National Park for the West Midlands 21 – 22 June 2018 | Birmingham City University ...More information

Funding Accelerator - A Retrospective

Articleby Leon Cruickshank, Sharon Summers
Funding Accelerator - A Retrospective

Putting the FUN into Funding Bidding for project funding can seem a lot of hard work (and it is) however there is no reason you can’t have some fun while you’re doing it.  The HEIF funded Funding Accelerator program aimed to make creating ideas and developing them into funding bids an enjoyable process that brought together people from various organisations and different backgrounds in order to collaborate on co-design projects to benefit...Read full article

Funding Accelerator - Bid Writing Retreat: Day Two

Articleby Sharon Summers, Leon Cruickshank
Funding Accelerator - Bid Writing Retreat: Day Two

See here for Day One. Despite discussions around projects (and football) lasting til midnight all were bright-eyed and ready for more work early the next morning. After a quick round-up of what everyone planned for today and making sure all the support they needed was available it was time to get on with writing their bids.  ...Read full article

Funding Accelerator - Bid Writing Retreat: Day One

Articleby Sharon Summers, Leon Cruickshank
Funding Accelerator - Bid Writing Retreat: Day One

Since January 2018 we have been working with Blackburn with Darwen Council, Blackburn University, and third sector organisations within the Blackburn area to create new and collaborative projects to submit for funding. We have held monthly workshops in both Blackburn and at Lancaster University to give people from these various backgrounds the opportunity to get together and generate ideas.  ...Read full article

Imagination leads the Health and Wellbeing by Design track at DRS2018

Imagination leads the Health and Wellbeing by Design track at DRS2018

Emmanuel led this year's DRS track on Health and Wellbeing by Design, held in Limerick, Ireland, between 25-28th July.  The track explored the role of designers in indirectly supporting the promotion of healthy lifestyles or in their contribution to illbeing is emerging. It provided a...Read full update

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RT @LancasterUni: Lancaster researchers are bringing to life the role of women in protest and political change in the North of England over…

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RT @SpringerPhil: Great session on Philosophy and Design @DRS2018 https://t.co/jY5McPM1Xx

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