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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.


Designing Company Interactions: Innovation In Knowledge Exchange

OutcomeConference Paper

The shift from industrial age large monolithic companies to a more flexible ‘post-fordist’ model has been well-documented in theory (Harvey 1989) in practice and policy makers (Sainsbury 2007, Denham 2008, Cox 2005). ...More information

LEAD Connect Workshop

Event7 years, 10 months and 7 days ago
LEAD Connect Workshop

17th of May 2010, Lancaster University Management School

We delivered a networking workshop as part of the LICA LEAD programme in collaboration with Frank Dawes and Becky Gordon from the Creative Industries Unit within LICA. We were responsible for the development and delivery of...Read full update

The NET approach: Social Networking in Action and a Design Cognitive Tool

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Objectives: This paper addresses social network theory from the perspective of design research to propose a new conceptual approach to understanding and developing social networks. These ideas are embodied in a new strategic tool to help companies appreciate and proactively develop and exploit their...More information

FISCAR Conference 2010 Paper

Cruickshank, L., 2010. Walking the Highwire – New Modes of Interaction Between Academic Design Research and Business Engagement in UK. In FISCAR conference Helsinki, May 2010. Helsinki.

This paper describes two co-ordinated initiatives to allow business engagement (working with business on...Read full update

Follow-On Support

Event7 years, 11 months and 12 days ago
Follow-On Support

11th of April 2010

We delivered a bespoke session on efficient network management for one high-tech company. ...Read full update

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