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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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13th June 2011 _ Workshop 01

Event7 years, 3 months and 13 days ago
13th June 2011 _ Workshop 01

13th of June 2011, Imagination Lab, LICA Building, Lancaster University

The Role of Service Thinking in Product Orientated SMEs

This first workshop focused on the value of service thinking in the generation of new business opportunities. It supported companies moving from...Read full update

20th June 2011 - Workshop 02

Event7 years, 3 months and 6 days ago
20th June 2011 - Workshop 02

20th of June 2011, Imagination Lab, LICA Building, Lancaster University

Customer Centred Innovation

This second workshop focused on how Service Design as a methodology can support identifying and defining new or improved service offerings. It helped generating new ideas based...Read full update

27th June 2011 - Workshop 03

Event7 years, 2 months and 30 days ago
27th June 2011 - Workshop 03

27th of June 2011, Imagination Lab, LICA Building, Lancaster University

Service Development and Action Planning

This third and final workshop focused on how to develop and embed ideas and insights emerged from the previous workshops. In particular it looked at how new value...Read full update

ISBE 2011 Paper Abstract: Co-Design of Knowledge Sharing Experiences

Objectives We will share insights generated during a research project which applied co-design approaches to the planning and delivery of highly innovative knowledge sharing experiences. The paper suggests the reconsideration of the roles, researchers, KE professionals and other stakeholders...Read full update

Walking The Highwire – New Modes Of Interaction Between Academic Design Research and Business Engagement In UK

Walking The Highwire – New Modes Of Interaction Between Academic Design Research and  Business Engagement In UK

Attached here is a slideshow of a presentation I gave at the very excellent (but quite niche) FISCAR: Activity Theory and Design conference in Helsinki 2010. I presented this paper looking at how impact, has affected innovation in Universities looking specifically at the contribution HighWire, our...Read full update

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RT @Lianne_K123: Thank you to the 97 people that visited us in the V&A museum this weekend! We hope you enjoyed experiencing the Living roo…

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RT @leotanczt: Experiencing the Living Room of the Future at the V&A. Super interesting work done by UK universities in collaboration with…

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RT @ProfTriviality: I should have brought more copies of Little Book of Design Fiction to #ldf18. To avoid dissapointment grab your copy w…

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RT @cubicgarden: Living room of the future at the #ldf @ImmersiveObject @BBCRD https://t.co/MU3NA2SiG2

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RT @ProfTriviality: The V&A sofa makes this version of the Living Room of The Future look a bit like a bedroom but looking forward to today…

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RT @ProfTriviality: Come experience the Living Room of the Future this weeked at the V&A #iot #edge #ai #experientialfutures #designfiction…

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RT @ProfTriviality: With support from @ahrcpress & @PETRASiot we will present the Living Room of the Future at V&A for digital design weeke…

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RT @AHRCDesignLF: If your coming to London for the Design Research for Change Showcase this week why not also drop in to the @Victoriaandal

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RT @_Design4Change: @ImaginationLanc invited to contribute article to the prestigious Longevity Bulletin by @actuarynews on the Internet of…

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RT @The_Ladylark: Happy Friday! Here's an article I wrote about the work I do, and why I spend my time making things up. https://t.co/grmnx…

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