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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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Walking The Highwire – New Modes Of Interaction Between Academic Design Research and Business Engagement In UK

Walking The Highwire – New Modes Of Interaction Between Academic Design Research and  Business Engagement In UK

Attached here is a slideshow of a presentation I gave at the very excellent (but quite niche) FISCAR: Activity Theory and Design conference in Helsinki 2010. I presented this paper looking at how impact, has affected innovation in Universities looking specifically at the contribution HighWire, our...Read full update

High-Tempo Innovation

High-Tempo Innovation

Like an elastic band, I keep returning to issues around innovation. I am in the process of writing a large bid (with many other academics) about the Digital Economy and we want to talk about innovation without repeating the rather stale, well-trampled ground of open innovation, user focused bah blah...Read full update

Innovation vs. Design

Innovation vs. Design

There are many people, even colleagues who talk about innovation without any relationship to design at all (literary examples of this include the 600 page Oxford Handbook of Innovation and the 500 page Diffusion of Innovation) in this world innovation is a function of business activity.

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Workshop Series: Next Generation Sustainability in Civil Engineering

Workshop Series: Next Generation Sustainability in Civil Engineering

Embedding new sustainability thinking into day-to-day activities of civil engineering can result in substantial social, economic and environmental benefits for all stakeholders, but, to date, sustainability in consulting engineering is still more of a reactive activity than a proactive one. Through...Read full update

Designing Spaces for Creative Collaboration and Co-Design

Event7 years, 7 months and 11 days ago
Designing Spaces for Creative Collaboration and Co-Design

4th of April 2011, Storey Creative Industries Centre

The Designing Spaces for Creative Collaboration and Co-design workshop brought together a multidisciplinary group of designers, designer makers and craftspeople to spend a half day within the shell of the 3rd floor ‘art school’...Read full update

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RT @FraMazzarella: Snapshots of yesterday’s snack chat seminar @ImaginationLanc with @StuartWalkerUK and Gemma Coupe talking about their re…

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RT @paulstweet: At The Storey Gallery, Lancaster. Visiting @ImaginationLanc @LancasterUni colleague @StuartWalkerUK latest exhibition. Wond…

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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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