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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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Co-designing Design Fictions: a New Approach for Debating and Priming Future Healthcare Technologies and Services

OutcomeJournal Paper
Co-designing Design Fictions: a New Approach for Debating and Priming Future Healthcare Technologies and Services

Background Design fictions (DFs) are emerging as a tool aimed at engaging people in debating and questioning the direction of future technologies, services and possible societies. Following the challenges placed on healthcare provision by an ageing population, governments are introducing...More information

TEDx talk on designing our cities to be playful is now available online!

TEDx talk on designing our cities to be playful is now available online!

The TEDx talk on the role of playfulness in promoting playful behaviours is now part of the TEDx database.

Play and playfulness are two words usually associated with children, but they are of significance importance to adults. Do we stop playing because we grow old?Or do we grow old because we...Read full update

Inspiring caregivers at employing playful ways to support people with dementia

Inspiring caregivers at employing playful ways to support people with dementia

at the Ageing Playfully Seminar

The Centre for Ageing Research seminar: 'Ageing Playfully: Inspiring ways to work with people with dementia' held on Wednesday 7th June 2017 at Lancater University provided insights on the value and use of playfulness for caring with people...Read full update

New Inclusive Tools Co-​Designed with Ben Pearson at Healthwatch

New Inclusive Tools Co-​Designed with Ben Pearson at Healthwatch

New inclusive tools co-​​designed with Ben Pearson at Healthwatch in Blackburn have been used to help different groups, varying in age to give their opinion on health and wellbeing related issues with great success.

The three tools created as a result of this project aim and to improve...Read full update

BBC Radio Manchester interview about Remembering Resistance

Event3 months and 5 days ago
BBC Radio Manchester interview about Remembering Resistance

17th of June 2017, BBC Radio Manchester

BBC Radio Manchester's Andy Crane to interview Chris Boyko about the Remembering Resistance project

On 17 June during the Breakfast show (around 07.20), Andy Crane from BBC Radio Manchester will interview Dr. Chris Boyko, Lecturer in...Read full update

Tweet@ImaginationLanc, 3 hours 41 min ago

RT @IoTUKNews: Preparing for being filmed with @ProfTriviality talking about design fiction and the IOT. https://t.co/ZMFHqc0c01

Tweet@ImaginationLanc, 1 week 2 days ago

RT @_Design4Change: Track on #Health & #Wellbeing by #Design now open at @DRS2018. Submit papers by 7th November. @ImaginationLanc @phdbyd

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RT @StuartWalkerUK: Senior Research Associate for our AHRC LIVING DESIGN Project - traditional crafts in Cumbria - position at MMU https://…

Tweet@ImaginationLanc, 2 weeks 5 days ago

RT @ClaireJCoulton: Huge congratulations to @GullickDavid who successfully defended his PhD thesis today supervised by @ProfTriviality http…

Tweet@ImaginationLanc, 3 weeks 4 days ago

RT @LICAatLancaster: Congratulations to all of you who will be starting with us in September! We can't wait to meet you! #LoveLICA https://…

Tweet@ImaginationLanc, 5 weeks 1 hour ago

RT @ProfTriviality: Some of the #designfiction artefacts for our OOO #iot kettle @pollykettles available alongside the paper https://t.co/k…

Tweet@ImaginationLanc, 6 weeks 4 days ago

RT @martyn_evans: After recommendations for web designer for Wordpress site for design research project. North West based. #webdesigner #no…

Tweet@ImaginationLanc, 8 weeks 7 hours ago

RT @_Design4Change: Get our paper on how design fiction can help prime future healthcare tech & services https://t.co/ZxqRSXjwy0 @Futures_D

Tweet@ImaginationLanc, 8 weeks 7 hours ago

RT @_Design4Change: Our paper on co-designing #Design Fictions: for Debating and Priming Future #Healthcare Technologies & Services is now…

Tweet@ImaginationLanc, 8 weeks 6 days ago

RT @nicolasnova: The road to technology-centered systems is paved with user-centered intentions. (Woods, 1994)

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