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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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Project partners presentation and design considerations

Articleby Kiel Long, Leon Cruickshank

Building on the knowledges gained through engagements with people aged 50+ and health professionals, a presentation of findings and design considerations was given to the Sensors for health and wellbeing project partners and other interested parties from the health, public, and 3rd sectors. ...Read full article

One-to-one interviews with health professionals

Articleby Kiel Long, Leon Cruickshank

With increasing austerity measures and an ageing population, the healthcare sector is continually seeking ways to reduce cost and improve service and care delivery for older adults. With internet connected devices becoming increasingly accessible and affordable, sensor technologies in individual’s homes to assist and improve healthy living is revealing its face as the next step in the future of healthcare. ...Read full article

One-to-one interviews and co-design workshops with persons aged 50+ living in single occupancy homes

Articleby Kiel Long, Leon Cruickshank
One-to-one interviews and co-design workshops with persons aged 50+ living in single occupancy homes

While still relatively new, “smart” internet connected healthcare technologies have seen significant development and effort, seeking to reduce the cost of healthcare and improve service delivery. These devices are characterised as physical objects of some sensing capability connected to a network; integrating physical world information into digital systems. ...Read full article

Engaging people with dementia in designing playful and creative practices: Co-design or co-creation?

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Engaging people with dementia in designing playful and creative practices: Co-design or co-creation?

Stimulating active, social interactions for people with dementia is an important and timely challenge that merits continuing attention in design research. The idea of using participatory co-design to engage people with dementia is attracting increased interest. ...More information

Power, protest and place in Delhi, India

Power, protest and place in Delhi, India

Lancaster University headed to Dehli to facilitate a workshop on contentious spaces

As part of the Lancaster University-funded Remembering Resistance India project, Drs. Chris Boyko (LICA) and Sarah Marsden (PPR) travelled to Jawaharlal Nehru University this July to facilitate a...Read full update

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