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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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The Future was There? Past visions of future cities reconsidered.

Articleby Nick Dunn
The Future was There? Past visions of future cities reconsidered.

Article published by The Conversation on my research work and government paper on the importance of visions for future cities throughout history, their legacy and potential implications for contemporary urban development. ...Read full article

Video games help sufferers of Parkinson's

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Video games help sufferers of Parkinson's

Following the publication of the article by The Daily Mirror, the research work was also featured in an article by The Times (page 5 on the Friday 21 November issue). The article included  a comment on the merits of the study, by the Parkinson's UK clinical director Professor David...More information

Skills in Action – presenting Creative Exchange Superheroes

Skills in Action – presenting Creative Exchange Superheroes

A core strand of the work we do at Creative Exchange is looking how knowledge exchange can be incorporated into the training of doctoral students and early career researchers.

So it was with great pleasure that we (Simon and Naomi) accepted an invitation to represent CX at an event designed...Read full update

Hack Lancaster: A 24hr hackathon in celebration of local data in Lancaster.

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Hack Lancaster: A 24hr hackathon in celebration of local data in Lancaster.

29th of November 2014, A-wing, Lancaster Castle

As part of the ongoing ‘Beyond the Castle’ project, Lancaster City and County Councils will be running an intensive hack day in Lancaster Castle at the end of this month.

The hackathon will bring together local coders,...Read full update

European Design Days - Brussels

European Design Days - Brussels

Understanding the network of studies related to our project “Design Value: The Role of Design in Innovation”

As part of the process of review of previous literature and studies related to our project “Design Value: The Role of Design in Innovation”, we attended the European Design Days the...Read full update

Hack Lancaster: A 24hr hackathon in celebration of local data in Lancaster.

Upcoming Eventin 2 days
Hack Lancaster: A 24hr hackathon in celebration of local data in Lancaster.

29th of November 2014, A-wing, Lancaster Castle

As part of the ongoing ‘Beyond the Castle’ project, Lancaster City and County Councils will be running an intensive hack day in Lancaster Castle at the end of this month.

The hackathon will bring together local coders,...Read full update

Creative Facilitation in Research, FASS Workshop Event

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Creative Facilitation in Research, FASS Workshop Event

8th of December 2014, ImaginationLab, LICA Building

Creative Facilitation in Research: Tools and Techniques for Engaging Individuals, Groups and Communities

12:30 - 16:00, 8th December 2014, ImaginationLab, LICA The IDEAS for Impact project is offering all academics and...Read full update

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RT @digitalurban: RT @ProjectCEDE: It's an exciting day in prospect as our digital empathy designs go live at St Peter De Beauvoir church, …

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RT @SciEntLab: Intriguing new #Design Fiction listserv by @joegalen from University of Lancaster’s HighWire Centre @imaginationlanc http://…

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RT @martyn_evans: At Design for Policy breakfast meeting @designcouncil #design4policy With @RachelFDCooper & @dasangiorgi

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What I Learned In My First Year as a Product Designer — Edmodo Design — Medium http://t.co/Ro7SKm7l1x

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RT @_Design4Change: Article by @_Design4Change on Wii games for stroke victims @MailOnline http://t.co/jJlMzcM4Ed goes viral on Internet @I

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RT @Suzanne_Heath: Article on the changing face of art schools via @martyn_evans: http://t.co/gr5ZVGuoRz accompanying prog on @BBCRadio4 st…

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RT @martyn_evans: For every £1 companies invest in design to support their growth they can expect to return £5 in exports. http://t.co/8ePr…

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RT @martyn_evans: Interesting programme on the changing face of British art schools on @bbcradio4 yesterday. Listen back on iPlayer. http:/…

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RT @WIRED: How designers recreated Alan Turing's code-breaking computer for "Imitation Game" http://t.co/OpryKnKqFJ

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RT @_Design4Change: Article on video games for Parkinson's becomes viral receiving a lot of attention in Australia http://t.co/JA0ScSq90x @…

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