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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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High-Tempo Innovation

High-Tempo Innovation

Like an elastic band, I keep returning to issues around innovation. I am in the process of writing a large bid (with many other academics) about the Digital Economy and we want to talk about innovation without repeating the rather stale, well-trampled ground of open innovation, user focused bah blah...Read full update

Innovation vs. Design

Innovation vs. Design

There are many people, even colleagues who talk about innovation without any relationship to design at all (literary examples of this include the 600 page Oxford Handbook of Innovation and the 500 page Diffusion of Innovation) in this world innovation is a function of business activity.

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Workshop Series: Next Generation Sustainability in Civil Engineering

Workshop Series: Next Generation Sustainability in Civil Engineering

Embedding new sustainability thinking into day-to-day activities of civil engineering can result in substantial social, economic and environmental benefits for all stakeholders, but, to date, sustainability in consulting engineering is still more of a reactive activity than a proactive one. Through...Read full update

Designing Spaces for Creative Collaboration and Co-Design

Event6 years, 2 months and 24 days ago
Designing Spaces for Creative Collaboration and Co-Design

4th of April 2011, Storey Creative Industries Centre

The Designing Spaces for Creative Collaboration and Co-design workshop brought together a multidisciplinary group of designers, designer makers and craftspeople to spend a half day within the shell of the 3rd floor ‘art school’...Read full update

Next Generation in Sustainability - Policy Workshop

Event6 years, 2 months and 21 days ago

7th of April 2011

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RT @ProfTriviality: Our Voigt Kampff #designfiction research feat in german design mag around future of dating https://t.co/im0DD1QlsF http…

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RT @ProfTriviality: New post about our latest research for 'House Training the Internet of Things' @PETRASiot https://t.co/IepzAU6u7J #iot…

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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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Join us @PHMMcr on 17 June for Remembering Resistance, an event where you can share memories of #Manchester #protest https://t.co/N6wIiQlOFX

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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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