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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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Call for Contributions: CoDesign Special Issue on Understanding, Capturing and Assessing Value in Collaborative Design Research

Call for Contributions: CoDesign Special Issue on Understanding, Capturing and Assessing Value in Collaborative Design Research

How can we understand. describe and evidence the value collaborative Design Research brings to the world?

Deadline for 1000-1500 outlines: 30th June 2017 ...Read full update

Revisiting the Young Designers to tell them about their Amazing Tools

Revisiting the Young Designers to tell them about their Amazing Tools

It’s been just over a year since Leapfrog has visited Child Action Northwest to spend time with the young co-​designers we worked with for the Working with Young People project.

A lot has happened since we last saw them and we wanted to show them the impact the tools they designed have made...Read full update

Tools Help School Pupils to Imagine University Life

Tools Help School Pupils to Imagine University Life

Members of the Leapfrog team recently supported and ran workshops with pupils from local schools, Heysham High and Stepping Stones, a pupil referral primary school, who were visiting Lancaster University to learn about university life and comic art as part of a project called The Comic Project....Read full update

Ghanaian Specific Design and Innovation

Articleby Leon Cruickshank
Ghanaian Specific Design and Innovation

With the aim of establishing if there was a need for Ghanaian specific design and innovation processes we undertook 15 interviews with designers and artisans in addition to presentations and workshops with 27 participants from across the design sector in Ghana both within the capital but also in the wider country. This was undertaken by 7 academics, one form the UK, 5 based in Ghana and one from Nigeria. ...Read full article

Co-designing research with people with Parkinson’s

Co-designing research with people with Parkinson’s

Featured in Parkinson's UK Website

Dr Emmanuel Tsekleves (ImaginationLancaster) is featured on Parkinson's UK website in an article called 'Exploring playfulness in Parkinson's', looking at part of his research scoping work. Emmanuel involved people in exploring the potential value for...Read full update

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