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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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Little Book of Design Fiction for the Internet of Things

Articleby Paul Coulton, Joe Lindley, Rachel Cooper
Little Book of Design Fiction for the Internet of Things

As output of our work relating to Adoption and Acceptability and the House Training the Internet of Things for the PETRAS Cybersecurity for the Internet of Things Research Hub we have created a guide for designers and developers of IoT products and services who may wish to use Design Fiction as part of their design processs. In this little book we explain: ...Read full article

First ImaginAging workshop to pilot test

First ImaginAging workshop to pilot test

a participatory speculative design methodology in Malaysia.

The recently concluded World Urban Forum 2018(WUF) explored what thefuture of cities meant andthe different facets of urbanization. This year’sWUF emphasised the importance of community participation and promoted the...Read full update

Presenting speculative design at Future Earth Early Career Researchers Futures Workshop

Presenting speculative design at Future Earth Early Career Researchers Futures Workshop

at the British Academy produced innovative future scenarios!

I was fortunate to be invited at an event convened by Future Earth, early career researchers across a wide range of fields discussed how sustainability science can advance in the years ahead. ...Read full update

Funding Accelerator: Co-design for Health and Wealth bid writing workshops

Funding Accelerator: Co-design for Health and Wealth bid writing workshops

Dates are now available for the bid writing workshops - a monthly series of events to co-design workshops alternating between Lancaster University and Blackburn.

These activities grew from a new collaboration between Lancaster University (ImaginationLancaster, FHM, FST) with Blackburn College...Read full update

The Little Book of Wellbeing

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The Little Book of Wellbeing

 This little book tells you about research that we did as part of the Liveable Cities project, looking at wellbeing in neighbourhoods. We begin by describing wellbeing and how different people have tried measuring the concept. A research study is presented next, showing how two factors - urban...More information

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RT @FictionWare: Excellent explination of Design Fiction as primarily a world building activity https://t.co/CHByo9GfqI in this video from…

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RT @ProfTriviality: This looks like great opportunity for design students to present their work https://t.co/0yvsTOAzbF

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RT @J_Savim: Design Fiction and the Internet of Things via @imaginationlanc https://t.co/ZOeSl55h4Y

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RT @RachelFDCooper: I now have a hard copy of our book. No matter how much I know it’s out there in the digital space... the physical copy…

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RT @joegalen: The world's first introduction to #designfiction as world building, thanks to @EPSRC telling tales for supporting this! Goes…

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RT @joegalen: Invitation to write a nano Design Fiction (Tweet size). It's a bit of fun, but join in and get a free copy of our totally awe…

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RT @ProfTriviality: The Little Book of Design Fiction comes with the bonus content of a short film on Design Fiction as Worldbuilding by @j

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RT @ProfTriviality: Would you like a physical copy of our Little Book of Design Fiction for your very own? Then enter our nano Design ficti…

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RT @PointControl: More shots of the "Little Books" produced for @pagefastprint @SUEResearch @LivCityLancs @ImaginationLanc finishing the s…

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