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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.


Journal Paper

Cruickshank, L., Designing Creative Frameworks: Design Thinking as an Engine for New Facilitation Approaches. International Journal of Arts and Technology, in press.

This paper documents implications and opportunities for the design profession offered by the rise of the knowledge society and...Read full update

SERVICE DESIGN & HEALTHCARE INNOVATION: from consumption to coproduction and co-creation

OutcomeConference Paper

In the last decades the economy saw two significant changes in the way value has beenconceived and created: the introduction of the value-constellation model and the advent ofthe open innovation movement. This paper will report on how these paradigmatic changesare mirrored in public services reform,...More information

Creating Sustainable Frameworks for Service Redesign at Practice Level in the NHS


The National Health Service (NHS) in England is pursuing a programme of transformation through innovation, aiming to ‘provide High Quality Care for All in an NHS fit for 21st century and beyond’. Practice Based Commissioning (PBC) is one key strategy, devolving responsibility for commissioning of...More information

Knowledge Exchange in LICA - Creative Industries

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Knowledge Exchange in LICA - Creative Industries

14th of July 2010, Lancaster University

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Integrated Care Workshop

Event7 years, 2 months and 12 days ago
Integrated Care Workshop

13th of July 2010, Health Centre, Morecambe

A workshop facilitated by Imagination with one of the local GP practices, involving a multidisciplinary group of stakeholders exploring the issues and possibilities of integrated care.

Integrated care was chosen as the focus of the...Read full update

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RT @_Design4Change: Our paper on co-designing #Design Fictions: for Debating and Priming Future #Healthcare Technologies & Services is now…

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RT @nicolasnova: The road to technology-centered systems is paved with user-centered intentions. (Woods, 1994)

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