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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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New User-Led Design Processes for Digital Fabrication

New User-Led Design Processes for Digital Fabrication

Looking at rapid manufacturing and 3D printing this conference presentation explores the issues fro the design profession and draws comparisons with the aspirations of the Arts and Crafts movement, radical design groups such as Archigram and presents a set of conceptual tools to provoke further...Read full update

13th June 2011 _ Workshop 01

Event7 years, 5 months and 2 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, 4 months and 26 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, 4 months and 19 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

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RT @McrSchArt: ‘It Will Never Work’ - a new exhibition celebrating 25 years of Manchester regeneration firm @urban_splash, is now open on t…

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RT @martyn_evans: Thanks to all for attending today for the @Plan4Design steering board meeting at @designcouncil including @RachelFDCooper

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RT @martyn_evans: That’s to all for expert input at today’s @ahrcpress funded @Plan4Design steeeing board meeting hosted by the @designcoun

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