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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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Recommendations for GP Commissioning Consortia

Recommendations for GP Commissioning Consortia

Instead of focusing exclusively on GP responsibility for commissioning, the focus should be on the broader communities that could be involved in commissioning (communities of co-creation) as an integral part of the consortia or federations, and not only as a point of reference for individual...Read full update

Journal Paper

Cruickshank, L., Designing Creative Frameworks: Design Thinking as an Engine for New Facilitation Approaches. International Journal of Arts and Technology, in press.

This paper documents implications and opportunities for the design profession offered by the rise of the knowledge society and...Read full update

SERVICE DESIGN & HEALTHCARE INNOVATION: from consumption to coproduction and co-creation

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In the last decades the economy saw two significant changes in the way value has beenconceived and created: the introduction of the value-constellation model and the advent ofthe open innovation movement. This paper will report on how these paradigmatic changesare mirrored in public services reform,...More information

Creating Sustainable Frameworks for Service Redesign at Practice Level in the NHS

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The National Health Service (NHS) in England is pursuing a programme of transformation through innovation, aiming to ‘provide High Quality Care for All in an NHS fit for 21st century and beyond’. Practice Based Commissioning (PBC) is one key strategy, devolving responsibility for commissioning of...More information

Knowledge Exchange in LICA - Creative Industries

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Knowledge Exchange in LICA - Creative Industries

14th of July 2010, Lancaster University

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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 @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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RT @PETRASiot: Call for Papers: Living in the IoT: Realising the socioeconomic benefits of an interconnected world, abstracts wanted for PE…

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RT @AHRCDesignLF: 59/67 Leapfrog: Transforming Public Service Consultation by Design. PI:Leon Cruickshank @LancasterUni Showing at @ahrcpre

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RT @FASSResearch_LU: Pre-call announcement from @ahrcpress for Research Networking Highlight Notice for UK-US Collaborations in Digital Sch…

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RT @ProfTriviality: Cool video from @BBCRD of the Living room of the future created as part of our @ahrcpress #immersiveexperience project…

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RT @cubicgarden: Wow the @ImmersiveObject talk at #mydata about the living room of the future... Visualised @BBCRD https://t.co/MpDtIxhRrJ

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RT @ImmersiveObject: Here is a short taster video of the Living Room of the Future we created as part of our @ahrcpress Immersive Experienc…

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