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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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Speculative Design Workshops identify themes for future research on health ageing

Speculative Design Workshops identify themes for future research on health ageing

and speculative design concepts in this area!

The two workshops run by the ImaginAging team in April (24th and 25th) in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, have helped identify four themes for future research on healthy ageing. The first workshop was targeted at citizens over 55 years old and the second...Read full update

ImaginAging work to be presented in Sydney at

ImaginAging work to be presented in Sydney at

the 4S - TRANSnational Science and Technology Studies.

Dr Clarissa Lee will be presenting the ImaginAging work in Making and Doing Exhibition of the 4S - TRANSnational Science and Technology Studies (STS) in Sydney this August.  The presentation will cover the three modes ascribed to the...Read full update

Funding Accelerator: Our fourth bid writing workshop

Articleby Sharon Summers
Funding Accelerator: Our fourth bid writing workshop

Held in Blackburn Library our fourth workshop was a different format to the ones we'd held previously.  In response to questions regarding funding sources we dedicated the major part of the session to discussing different places to access funding for projects and the characteristics and opportunities for each. ...Read full article

Living Room of the Future

Articleby Paul Coulton, Adrian Gradinar
Living Room of the Future

As part of our Objects of Immersion project we have created an experiential future in the form of a Living Room. This experience highlights the potential of Object Based Media (OBM) in conjunction with data objects and physical objects in forming new immersive experiences. Further, it highlights the increasing importance of understanding and managing the increasing amounts of data generated about ourselves during our everday lives. ...Read full article

Funding Accelerator: Our third bid writing workshop

Articleby Sharon Summers
Funding Accelerator: Our third bid writing workshop

The third of our bid writing workshops was held in Blackburn with Darwen council offices on the 28th March 2018.  This workshop included a range of representatives from various third sector organisations from the Blackburn with Darwen area. We'd sent out a 'what are your interests' form beforehand to prime people to come prepared - we wanted to not only give them an idea of what themes and bids were already being worked on but also allow...Read full article

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RT @ProfTriviality: More work from the #designfiction studio in our UG degree show @LICAatLancaster @LICAatLancaster https://t.co/1ijhHt6v0x

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RT @ProfTriviality: Great to see work from the #designfiction studio appear in our UG degree show @LICAatLancaster @LICAatLancaster https:/…

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RT @ProfTriviality: Our first cohort of Design undergraduates have set a high bar with there first degree show @LICAatLancaster @Imaginatio

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RT @ProfTriviality: Great to see outputs from our @PETRASiot projects featured in UX and Service Design for Connected Products Report https…

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RT @TEDavis: Availability coming up! Here's what I do → https://t.co/xL8Gzv5ak9 RT's appreciated #motiondesign #animation

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RT @HayleyAlter: Play-tested the latest version of @haideraliakmal's cooperative game for @PETRASiot on security, vulnerability, digital+ p…

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RT @ProfTriviality: Spotted a future remnant for my UG Design Fiction studio #designfiction @LICAatLancaster @ImaginationLanc https://t.co/…

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RT @LancasterUni: You’re all invited to the @LICAatLancaster class of 2018 degree show ‘Under Construction’. This free exhibition opens on…

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RT @LICAatLancaster: As part of their Studio Context module our third year #design students have #redesigned a space in #Manchester. The st…

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