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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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Create Workshop

Event7 years, 1 month and 27 days ago
Create Workshop

26th of January 2010

In Create we explored the requirements and characteristics for creativity to grow and flourish.

Applying cutting edge research in creativity and design we determined that almost by definition that anyone involved in business will be creative and have the...Read full update

Connect Workshop

Event7 years, 2 months and 6 days ago
Connect Workshop

19th of January 2010

This workshop has looked at Social Networks and how value can be created through them by providing simple and hands-on tools to benefit from your contacts. Networks are, in fact, an important means through which companies can access knowledge and resources to...Read full update

Clinicians as service designers? Reflections on current transformation in the UK health services

OutcomeConference Paper

The British National Health Service (NHS) has been involved in profound transformation tokeep pace with, and shape, changes in our society. Innovation has been driven by thenecessity to transform old hierarchical and paternalistic models into a modern health system,moving care closer to home,...More information

Foresight report on Mental Capital and Mental Wellbeing is out!

Event8 years, 2 months and 20 days ago

5th of January 2009, London, England

UK Government report outlines how to achieve the best possible mental development and mental wellbeing for everyone

The UK Government Office for Science (now the Department of Business, Innovation & Skills) launched their latest...Read full update

ISBE 2009 Conference Paper

Mather, A., Howells, J. & Cruickshank, L., 2009. IDEAS a knowledge platform for innovation competitive performance and economic development working paper.doc. In ISBE 2009. Liverpool.

Objectives The purpose of this case study is to explore and review the collaborative processes and outcomes...Read full update

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RT @ProfTriviality: Our @RTD2017 paper Design Fiction as World Building is available for download https://t.co/o0w6IhaMMu #designfiction

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RT @newbiephd: @ProfTriviality - metaphor for design fiction worlds as puzzle ball: multiple entry points; impossible to see all at once @R

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RT @ProfTriviality: Exhibition pieces for Design Fiction as World Building set up for @RTD2017 from @ImaginationLanc https://t.co/sQYbMYXG6q

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RT @henkovink: "Imagination critical for #urbanfutures - more radical alternatives needed!" Nick Dunn @LancasterUni @ImaginationLanc @Futur

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RT @henkovink: "Technologically driven and the social inclusive - opposites or intertwined in #futurecities" Nick Dunn @ImaginationLanc @Fu

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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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RT @ProfTriviality: The abstract for our @RTD2017 presentation next week Design Fiction as Worldbuilding https://t.co/EJeS3ILg53 #designfic…

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Join us for a symposium to celebrate the work of our @designroutes project at @mcrschart on Tuesday 28 March https://t.co/0m8on4hn9I Pls RT.

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RT @LancasterUni: Researchers @LancasterUni bring mixtape into 21st century #BSW17 https://t.co/IGyDaV6RPp @ScienceWeekUK @LICAatLancaster

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