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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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Designing Spaces for Collaboration and Co-Design

Designing Spaces for Collaboration and Co-Design

In preparation for the PROUD project this workshop brought together designers and craft-workers from across the region to help shape the commissioning process of a new creative space in the Storey.

The Designing Spaces for Creative Collaboration and Co-design workshop brought together a...Read full update

HighWire Recruitment

HighWire Recruitment

New HighWire cohort selected for 2011-12 entry

After 3 exhausting but thoroughly enjoyable days we have selected the 12 students who will form the cohort for our 4 year HighWire programme. We welcome inventors, design managers, technologists and all the other successful...Read full update

Co-designing connected communities

Co-designing connected communities

Imagination Lancaster, through Creative Ideas, are involved in an ongoing co-design project run by Lancaster City Council working with local communities to co-create a new community plan for the Skerton area of the city.

The Connected Communities project is run by Lancaster City Council in...Read full update

Design and the Big Society

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Design and the Big Society

3rd of May 2011, Imagination Lab, Lancaster University

Design and the Big Society brought design researchers together with others from politics, journalism, technology and finance to consider the relationship between design for social innovation, socially responsive design and the...Read full update

Public Space & Security

Mapped, tracked interrogated?

Monika is visiting fellow at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Bielefeld, Germany, studying interconnections between (professional) practices of 'communicating disasters' and mobile living in public spaces. How are transformations of privacy enacted at...Read full update

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RT @SerenaConnor: Challenges and opportunities for applying #Design for #Safety by @RachelFDCooper at @lr_foundation #bringingsafetytolife…

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RT @cgarside: Asking Questions, Learning About #IoT Really like this approach and The Little Book of Design Fiction for the Internet of Thi…

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RT @AdamHartScience: This is Eulagisca gigantea, a marine worm from the Southern Ocean. A cross between a beautiful golden mouse and an ang…

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