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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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Design for Health

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Design for Health

Design for Health illustrates the history of the development of design for health, the various design disciplines and domains to which design has contributed. Through 26 case studies presented in this book, the authors reveal a plethora of design research methodologies and research methods...More information

Someone Else’s Problem Field

Someone Else’s Problem Field

Imagination research conducted as part of the PETRAS project Adoption and Acceptability theme was recently presented at the Association for Computing Machinery’s Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems.

The paper, titled Implications for Adoption, discusses how technology researchers...Read full update

Learning from zoos – how our environment can influence our health

Articleby Emmanuel Tsekleves
Learning from zoos – how our environment can influence our health

The title of my latest article published at The Conversation, covers the subject of design for health. It argues that the way we design the environment we live in, ultimately designs our behaviour. Therefore before we start fat shaming, let’s take a look at urban design. If we want to be a nation of lean, mean and healthy citizens we need to learn from zoos and the animals that live in them. ...Read full article

TEDx Talk on the role of playfulness in promoting healthier behaviours

TEDx Talk on the role of playfulness in promoting healthier behaviours

proved a great success inspiring many

Emmanuel was invited to give a talk at the thought-inspiring TEDx Invisible Changes event on the 13th of May. The talk focused on the value and opportunities of playfulness for health and well-being. This was followed by several case studies and short...Read full update

Ageing Playfully: Inspiring ways to work with people with dementia

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Ageing Playfully: Inspiring ways to work with people with dementia

7th of June 2017, LICA Building, Imagination Lab (A36 – ground floor) at Lancaster University

Centre for Ageing Research Seminar

We are delighted to forward information about the next C4AR seminar: 'Ageing Playfully: Inspiring ways to work with people with...Read full update

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RT @_Design4Change: Our paper on co-designing #Design Fictions: for Debating and Priming Future #Healthcare Technologies & Services is now…

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Congratulations to @sere_miru for successfully defending her PhD today

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