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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.


Foresight report on Mental Capital and Mental Wellbeing is out!

Event9 years, 1 month and 15 days ago

5th of January 2009, London, England

UK Government report outlines how to achieve the best possible mental development and mental wellbeing for everyone

The UK Government Office for Science (now the Department of Business, Innovation & Skills) launched their latest...Read full update

ISBE 2009 Conference Paper

Mather, A., Howells, J. & Cruickshank, L., 2009. IDEAS a knowledge platform for innovation competitive performance and economic development working paper.doc. In ISBE 2009. Liverpool.

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Designing cultures: post-disciplinary Practices

OutcomeConference Paper

Adopting a cross-disciplinary approach influenced by a sociological perspective this paper assesses the implications of a post-disciplinary approach to design and how this is inflected in new cultures of design. This is supported by an examination of the role of design culture and the emergence of...More information

The Case for a Re-Evaluation of Deconstruction and Design: Against Derrida, Eisenman and their Choral Works

OutcomeJournal Paper

With the reaction to the death of Jacques Derrida receding, the time seems right to re-evaluate his impact on design and in particular to examine how the concept of deconstruction, propagated in his name and coming from his work building on the ideas of Martin Heidegger were misrepresented when...More information

Media Communication, Consumption and Use: the changing role of the designer

OutcomeConference Paper

Consumers are changing the way in which they create, experience and consume media. User Generated Content (UGC) marks a shift in the way in which ordinary people are now able to contribute to the creation of media. They have become active citizens in what is now a two way conversation. ...More information

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