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An open and exploratory design-led research lab 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, Postgraduate, and PhD study opportunities. All our staff are active researchers with extensive expertise in teaching.

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Future of Public Space in China?

Articleby Nick Dunn
Future of Public Space in China?

Nick Dunn interviewed by Guangzhou TV on demolition of 'villages in the city'. ...Read full article

Working with Groups

Upcoming Eventin 7 days
Working with Groups

1st of May 2014, The Storey, Meeting House Lane, Lancaster LA1 1TH

Making it Fun, Effective and Collaborative

The PROUD team at ImaginationLancaster have designed a series of events designed to share experience and effective techniques with organisations that work with a range...Read full update

Interactive Instruments: Situated Technology, Intelligent Terrain, and Design Commons

OutcomeJournal Paper
Interactive Instruments: Situated Technology, Intelligent Terrain, and Design Commons

Today’s urban situation is a constantly shifting one—a nexus of material and immaterial flows, systems, and processes. While much has been made of the reprogramming of city spaces, little attention has been given to the deprogramming of them and who participates in this process....More information

Can we build more enjoyable cities?

Can we build more enjoyable cities?

For blind and partially sighted people, just navigating around a city can leave them feeling tired, anxious and vulnerable. Can technology make it a seamless, enjoyable experience?

Professor Rachel Cooper, non-executive Director of Future Cities Catapult, welcomed over 150 people to the...Read full update

ServDes 2014 has now started!

ServDes 2014 has now started!

Welcome everybody to ServDes 2014; the conference is now officially ‘open’...

Day 1: ServDes 2014 has now started! ServDes 2014, the Service Design and Innovation conference is the premier research conference for exchanging knowledge within Service Design and Service Innovation studies. Born...Read full update

Health & Wellbeing in the City Design Jam

Upcoming Eventin 6 days
Health & Wellbeing in the City Design Jam

30th of April 2014, The Work Foundation, 21 Palmer Street SW1H OAD, London

Come along to our fully-funded Health and Wellbeing in the City Design Jam organised by London Creative and Digital Fusion.

Wednesday 30th of April 2014, 09:00am – 06:00pm with an optional...Read full update

Working with Groups

Upcoming Eventin 7 days
Working with Groups

1st of May 2014, The Storey, Meeting House Lane, Lancaster LA1 1TH

Making it Fun, Effective and Collaborative

The PROUD team at ImaginationLancaster have designed a series of events designed to share experience and effective techniques with organisations that work with a range...Read full update

Design for Societal Challenges. PROUD Forum at the Red Dot Design Museum in Essen, 8th May 2014.

Upcoming Eventin 14 days
Design for Societal Challenges. PROUD Forum at the Red Dot Design Museum in Essen, 8th May 2014.

8th of May 2014, Red Dot Design Museum, Essen, Germany

In the final year of PROUD, our Essen partner the Red Dot Design Museum is hosting the PROUD forum. This international forum aims to explore how design as a discipline reacts to social change, presenting the new tools, methods...Read full update

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RT @Design_Week: Michael Wolff pays tribute to former Wolff Olins partner Wally Olins. 'In the world of branding, he was a pioneer': http:/…

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RT @martyn_evans: Wally Olins dies at 83. Sad day as he raised the profile of design in business. http://t.co/SNbHt6UaSt

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RT @Cruicksh: Just finished final corrections for my new book 'Open Design and Innovation: Facilitating Creativity in Everyone' the perfect…

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RT @WIRED: This is the end of Facebook as we know it http://t.co/Mn3yTDyiff

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@MattiasArvola the 2016 conference will be in Copenhagen, Denmark :)

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RT @ServDes: Thank you everyone who came to #servdes14 and made it such a rich experience! Well done to the organising team, and see you in…

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