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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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Report: Beyond Networking - Knowledge, Exchange and Innovation

This booklet seeks to highlight, frame and hopefully start to answer many of the issues around creativity, collaboration and growth.

This booklet has been developed following delivery of the final workshop programme Beyond Networking. Initially, it provides details of the five workshops which...Read full update

The Net approach: Social Networks in action and Design cognitive tools

The Net approach: Social Networks in action and Design cognitive tools

Presented at the EngageHEI conference in Bradford University in May 2010 this paper presents an approach that uses social network theory to shape the design of a new approach to knowledge exchange tools and documents their application with 20 high tech SMES. Keywords: Social Networks,...Read full update

Designing Company Interactions: Innovation In Knowledge Exchange

OutcomeConference Paper

The shift from industrial age large monolithic companies to a more flexible ‘post-fordist’ model has been well-documented in theory (Harvey 1989) in practice and policy makers (Sainsbury 2007, Denham 2008, Cox 2005). ...More information

LEAD Connect Workshop

Event6 years, 10 months and 8 days ago
LEAD Connect Workshop

17th of May 2010, Lancaster University Management School

We delivered a networking workshop as part of the LICA LEAD programme in collaboration with Frank Dawes and Becky Gordon from the Creative Industries Unit within LICA. We were responsible for the development and delivery of...Read full update

The NET approach: Social Networking in Action and a Design Cognitive Tool

OutcomeConference Paper

Objectives: This paper addresses social network theory from the perspective of design research to propose a new conceptual approach to understanding and developing social networks. These ideas are embodied in a new strategic tool to help companies appreciate and proactively develop and exploit their...More information

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RT @henkovink: "It's easier to imagine the end of he world than the end of capitalism - how to let go, by scenarios?" Nick Dunn @Imaginatio

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