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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.


LEAD Connect Workshop

Event8 years, 1 month and 3 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

OutcomeConference Paper

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

Event8 years, 2 months and 10 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

Presentation @ ESRC Festival of Social Sciences

Herfurth, L., 2010. Experiencing Nets, presented at ESRC Festival of Social Science: Entrepreneurial networks: Impact and business growth, 12-21 March 2010, Lancaster University. ...Read full update

Tweet@ImaginationLanc, 1 hour 35 min ago

RT @StuartWalkerUK: Congratulations to all contributed to the first ever Lancaster University Undergraduate Design Show - very thought prov…

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RT @ProfTriviality: More work from the #designfiction studio in our UG degree show @LICAatLancaster @LICAatLancaster https://t.co/1ijhHt6v0x

Tweet@ImaginationLanc, 1 day 2 hours ago

RT @ProfTriviality: Great to see work from the #designfiction studio appear in our UG degree show @LICAatLancaster @LICAatLancaster https:/…

Tweet@ImaginationLanc, 1 day 2 hours ago

RT @ProfTriviality: Our first cohort of Design undergraduates have set a high bar with there first degree show @LICAatLancaster @Imaginatio

Tweet@ImaginationLanc, 2 days 3 hours ago

RT @ProfTriviality: Great to see outputs from our @PETRASiot projects featured in UX and Service Design for Connected Products Report https…

Tweet@ImaginationLanc, 4 days 22 hours ago

RT @TEDavis: Availability coming up! Here's what I do → https://t.co/xL8Gzv5ak9 RT's appreciated #motiondesign #animation

Tweet@ImaginationLanc, 1 week 4 days ago

RT @HayleyAlter: Play-tested the latest version of @haideraliakmal's cooperative game for @PETRASiot on security, vulnerability, digital+ p…

Tweet@ImaginationLanc, 2 weeks 1 hour ago

RT @ProfTriviality: Spotted a future remnant for my UG Design Fiction studio #designfiction @LICAatLancaster @ImaginationLanc https://t.co/…

Tweet@ImaginationLanc, 2 weeks 2 days ago

RT @LancasterUni: You’re all invited to the @LICAatLancaster class of 2018 degree show ‘Under Construction’. This free exhibition opens on…

Tweet@ImaginationLanc, 2 weeks 6 days ago

RT @LICAatLancaster: As part of their Studio Context module our third year #design students have #redesigned a space in #Manchester. The st…

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