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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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Liveable Cities built environment audits begin in Lancaster

Liveable Cities built environment audits begin in Lancaster

Researchers are collecting data on the condition of built environment features within different neighbourhoods

This week, Christopher Boyko and Claire Coulton began auditing the built environment in two neighbourhoods in Lancaster as part of the Liveable Cities project's Wellbeing...Read full update

Liveable Cities hosts second Sharing Cities Workshop in Birmingham this September

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Liveable Cities hosts second Sharing Cities Workshop in Birmingham this September

7th of September 2015, mac birmingham, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham B12 9QH (www.macbirmingham.co.uk)

Have some interesting stories about sharing? Live in the Moseley and King's Heath area of Birmingham? If so, come to our workshop and share!

After a very successful workshop...Read full update

Design Fiction: Game of Drones

OutcomeConference Paper

As part of the work I am doing with PhD student Joe Lindley exploring Design Fiction through the creation of Design Fiction our paper ‘Game of Drones’ has been accepted for ChiPlay. The paper explores the use of drones to provide gamified services to local authorities that aid in the enforcement of...More information

Guardian article about the value of design fiction in creating debate by asking what if...

Guardian article about the value of design fiction in creating debate by asking what if...

...receives a lot of attention and comments from readers

The article presents how sci-fi films have influenced the development of several modern day technologies and how the value of science-fiction has been also recognised in the rise of a new method for designing technology, called ‘design...Read full update

Urban Design for Promoting Community Public Health

Urban Design for Promoting Community Public Health

Paper presented at the 11th Design & Health World Congress

Emmanuel Tsekleves gave a presentation at the prestigious 11th Design & Health World Congresson the design of urban green spaces for promoting public health. The conference was organised by the International Academy for Design and...Read full update

Liveable Cities hosts second Sharing Cities Workshop in Birmingham this September

Upcoming Eventin 10 days
Liveable Cities hosts second Sharing Cities Workshop in Birmingham this September

7th of September 2015, mac birmingham, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham B12 9QH (www.macbirmingham.co.uk)

Have some interesting stories about sharing? Live in the Moseley and King's Heath area of Birmingham? If so, come to our workshop and share!

After a very successful workshop...Read full update

Tweet@ImaginationLanc, 40 min 27 sec ago

RT @ProfTriviality: Drones armed with teasers for law enforcement http://t.co/7B5S7ZZ7ZU is a bit more extreme than our UK system http://t…

Tweet@ImaginationLanc, 1 hour 41 min ago

RT @digitalrnd: Help us track the rate of change for digital technology in the arts and cultural sector http://t.co/bONk3r7T7l #artsdigital

Tweet@ImaginationLanc, 1 day 11 hours ago

RT @LancasterUni: Did you know that you can walk the 2.6 miles around our campus under a beautiful woodland canopy? http://t.co/m5WUlyC1SM

Tweet@ImaginationLanc, 3 days 13 hours ago

RT @DrBenjaminReid: Fab job going for a researcher interested in higher ed sector, with m'ex-colleague @paymatters: http://t.co/FUhAgrdotb

Tweet@ImaginationLanc, 4 days 15 hours ago

RT @ProfTriviality: ICYMI our design fiction for gamified drone-based civic enforcement https://t.co/1vq4BAlS47 #designfiction #drones #gam…

Tweet@ImaginationLanc, 6 days 14 hours ago

An insight from @Aiga: Who becomes a graphic designer? http://t.co/quUpbUDUzj

Tweet@ImaginationLanc, 6 days 23 hours ago

What Chicken Nuggets Taught Me About Using Data to Design — Design x Data — via @Medium http://t.co/mgKwzDHSPg

Tweet@ImaginationLanc, 1 week 14 hours ago

Citations? Great. But have you got the ‘t factor’? http://t.co/DqP5NPbGex from @timeshighered

Tweet@ImaginationLanc, 1 week 2 days ago
Tweet@ImaginationLanc, 1 week 2 days ago

RT @nearfuturelab: Our Design Fictions act as a totem for discussion and evaluation of changes that could bend visions and trajectories htt…

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