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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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Service Design for Innovation (SDIN) is now seeking 9 outstanding Early Stage Researchers (ESR)

Service Design for Innovation (SDIN) is now seeking 9 outstanding Early Stage Researchers (ESR) to join its 3 years research training program. We welcome applicants from different academic...Read full update

A Theoretical Framework for Studying Service Design Practices: First Steps to a Mature Field

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Drawing on literature from three main perspectives on innovation, service, and design—perspectives on service innovation (service innovation and new service development studies), perspectives on service (service science and service research frameworks), and perspectives on design (design...More information

Helping Early Career Academics Write Bids

Helping Early Career Academics Write Bids

IDEAS for Impact Contributes to OED's Proposal Writing Day.

IDEAS for Impact have contributed to a second of OED's training workshops aimed at early career academics hoping to improve their bid writing skills.  Three successful academics; Rob Young from physics, Gavin Bremner...Read full update

VIP Guest at The Guardian Media Summit..

VIP Guest at The Guardian Media Summit..

..a unique experience.

Following the publication of a number of well received by the public articles on The Guardian (see here and here) Dr Emmanuel Tsekleves was invited to participate as a vip guest of the Guardian in this year’s Guardi ...Read full update

An app for Ebola?

An app for Ebola?

There's no doubting that the recent Ebola epidemic in West Africa brought with it a series of extreme challenges. One of those challenges was keeping track of patients.

Doctors would spend 45 minutes of the time they were allowed in the infectious zone, fully dressed in their cumbersome gear,...Read full update

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