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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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Research Outcomes: Presentations and Publications

Research Outcomes: Presentations and Publications

Within the IDEAS collaboration we developed new research hypothesis and questions and used engagement with companies as a component of the testing and exploration of these ideas in an action research process that proved to be very productive in pure research terms in addition to strong positive...Read full update

Lancaster University Staff Prize 2010

Event7 years, 7 months and 4 days ago
Lancaster University Staff Prize 2010

14th of June 2010, Lancaster University Management School

The IDEAS project team was presented with a Lancaster University Staff Prize by the Chancellor Sir Chris Bonington.

"The IDEAS team from LICA and the IEED won a joint prize for their collaboration with different areas...Read full update

A Celebration of Innovation

A Celebration of Innovation

This event concluded the IDEAS at Daresbury series of engagement activities. Decision makers from regional and national funding bodies were brought together to disseminate the project. ...Read full update

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

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RT @DesignInf: DI seminar 12th Dec 4pm - @joegalen presents research into new materiality and speculative realism via the medium of Red Dwa…

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RT @_Design4Change: Due to high numbers of submissions @DRS2018 Health & wellbeing track we seek additional reviewers. If interested pm me…

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RT @gquaggiotto: Using speculative design to explore the impact of upcoming regulation [data consent & #IoT] https://t.co/MCCVGlxq7W #psila…

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RT @ProfTriviality: How we might explore potential futures of the internet of things using example of GDPR https://t.co/SuobWM55wJ @PETRASi

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