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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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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

Event18 days ago
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

Remembering Resistance: Memories of Manchester Protests

Event8 days ago
Remembering Resistance: Memories of Manchester Protests

17th of June 2017, Coal Store Room, People's History Museum, Left Bank, Spinningfields, Manchester M3 3ER

A one-day event to share stories about the last 50 years of protest in Manchester

Were you at the rally in Manchester on 20 February 1988 to fight for LGBT+ rights against...Read full update

Numbers that Matter: Developing a methodology to explore collective wellbeing in the digital public space

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Numbers that Matter: Developing a methodology to explore collective wellbeing in the digital public space

This paper discusses ideas of digital public spaces as a framework for making sense of an experience of collaborating in Numbers That Matter, a short cross-sector engagement design project that explored open data, wellbeing and wearables devices. ...More information

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RT @joegalen: My time (so far) at @ImaginationLanc has been incredible... not an opportunity to be sniffed at if you're a designer wanting…

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RT @ProfTriviality: We have a couple of #iot design fiction papers at #acmDIS2017 this week https://t.co/BXicB5Rli3 https://t.co/WNhX4n83cO…

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RT @joegalen: The latest domestic #iot research coming out of @PETRASiot. See the @AllsparkEnergy poster at #acmDIS2017 this evening https:…

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@_Design4Change's & @RachelFDCooper's 'Design for Health' edited book released this week https://t.co/nkzbY7gY2Z… https://t.co/eRXwgGVtWK

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RT @_klen_: .@ProfTriviality & @adriangradinar running design workshop here in Koper... I am having fun and my students tooo... https://t.c…

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