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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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Lancaster University Staff Prize 2010

Event8 years, 2 months and 5 days ago
Lancaster University Staff Prize 2010

14th of June 2010, Lancaster University Management School

The IDEAS project team was presented with a Lancaster University Staff Prize by the Chancellor Sir Chris Bonington.

"The IDEAS team from LICA and the IEED won a joint prize for their collaboration with different areas...Read full update

A Celebration of Innovation

A Celebration of Innovation

This event concluded the IDEAS at Daresbury series of engagement activities. Decision makers from regional and national funding bodies were brought together to disseminate the project. ...Read full update

Report: Beyond Networking - Knowledge, Exchange and Innovation

This booklet seeks to highlight, frame and hopefully start to answer many of the issues around creativity, collaboration and growth.

This booklet has been developed following delivery of the final workshop programme Beyond Networking. Initially, it provides details of the five workshops which...Read full update

The Net approach: Social Networks in action and Design cognitive tools

The Net approach: Social Networks in action and Design cognitive tools

Presented at the EngageHEI conference in Bradford University in May 2010 this paper presents an approach that uses social network theory to shape the design of a new approach to knowledge exchange tools and documents their application with 20 high tech SMES. Keywords: Social Networks,...Read full update

Designing Company Interactions: Innovation In Knowledge Exchange

OutcomeConference Paper

The shift from industrial age large monolithic companies to a more flexible ‘post-fordist’ model has been well-documented in theory (Harvey 1989) in practice and policy makers (Sainsbury 2007, Denham 2008, Cox 2005). ...More information

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RT @HayleyAlter: Final version of the @isITethical_EU board game is ready to roll! This one yielded a satisfying conclusion to 1 or 2 produ…

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