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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.


Foresight report on Mental Capital and Mental Wellbeing is out!

Event9 years, 5 months and 15 days ago

5th of January 2009, London, England

UK Government report outlines how to achieve the best possible mental development and mental wellbeing for everyone

The UK Government Office for Science (now the Department of Business, Innovation & Skills) launched their latest...Read full update

ISBE 2009 Conference Paper

Mather, A., Howells, J. & Cruickshank, L., 2009. IDEAS a knowledge platform for innovation competitive performance and economic development working paper.doc. In ISBE 2009. Liverpool.

Objectives The purpose of this case study is to explore and review the collaborative processes and outcomes...Read full update

Designing cultures: post-disciplinary Practices

OutcomeConference Paper

Adopting a cross-disciplinary approach influenced by a sociological perspective this paper assesses the implications of a post-disciplinary approach to design and how this is inflected in new cultures of design. This is supported by an examination of the role of design culture and the emergence of...More information

The Case for a Re-Evaluation of Deconstruction and Design: Against Derrida, Eisenman and their Choral Works

OutcomeJournal Paper

With the reaction to the death of Jacques Derrida receding, the time seems right to re-evaluate his impact on design and in particular to examine how the concept of deconstruction, propagated in his name and coming from his work building on the ideas of Martin Heidegger were misrepresented when...More information

Media Communication, Consumption and Use: the changing role of the designer

OutcomeConference Paper

Consumers are changing the way in which they create, experience and consume media. User Generated Content (UGC) marks a shift in the way in which ordinary people are now able to contribute to the creation of media. They have become active citizens in what is now a two way conversation. ...More information

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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