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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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Funding Accelerator - A Retrospective

Articleby Leon Cruickshank, Sharon Summers
Funding Accelerator - A Retrospective

Putting the FUN into Funding Bidding for project funding can seem a lot of hard work (and it is) however there is no reason you can’t have some fun while you’re doing it.  The HEIF funded Funding Accelerator program aimed to make creating ideas and developing them into funding bids an enjoyable process that brought together people from various organisations and different backgrounds in order to collaborate on co-design projects to benefit...Read full article

Funding Accelerator - Bid Writing Retreat: Day Two

Articleby Sharon Summers, Leon Cruickshank
Funding Accelerator - Bid Writing Retreat: Day Two

See here for Day One. Despite discussions around projects (and football) lasting til midnight all were bright-eyed and ready for more work early the next morning. After a quick round-up of what everyone planned for today and making sure all the support they needed was available it was time to get on with writing their bids.  ...Read full article

Funding Accelerator - Bid Writing Retreat: Day One

Articleby Sharon Summers, Leon Cruickshank
Funding Accelerator - Bid Writing Retreat: Day One

Since January 2018 we have been working with Blackburn with Darwen Council, Blackburn University, and third sector organisations within the Blackburn area to create new and collaborative projects to submit for funding. We have held monthly workshops in both Blackburn and at Lancaster University to give people from these various backgrounds the opportunity to get together and generate ideas.  ...Read full article

Imagination leads the Health and Wellbeing by Design track at DRS2018

Imagination leads the Health and Wellbeing by Design track at DRS2018

Emmanuel led this year's DRS track on Health and Wellbeing by Design, held in Limerick, Ireland, between 25-28th July.  The track explored the role of designers in indirectly supporting the promotion of healthy lifestyles or in their contribution to illbeing is emerging. It provided a...Read full update

Imagination at Design Research Society Conference 2018

Imagination at Design Research Society Conference 2018

Imagination delegation discuss key challenges facing contemporary design theory and praxis

The Design Research Society Conference 2018 (DRS) was held at the University of Limerick, Ireland from 25th-28th June. At the conference, Director of ImaginationLancaster and DRS President,...Read full update

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RT @ProfTriviality: Congrats to @joegalen on defending his PhD on #designfiction today at @ImaginationLanc HT to @nicolasnova for acting as…

Tweet@ImaginationLanc, 2 days 1 hour ago

RT @nicolasnova: Congratulations to @joegalen who just defended his PhD on #designfiction this morning at @ImaginationLanc thanks @ProfTriv

Tweet@ImaginationLanc, 1 week 3 days ago

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…

Tweet@ImaginationLanc, 3 weeks 22 min ago

RT @ProfTriviality: The Future of Data Storage and the Future of Data Need: a PhD in Design and HCI at Lancaster University https://t.co/TJ…

Tweet@ImaginationLanc, 3 weeks 1 day ago

RT @LICAatLancaster: Great news 🎉 @LICAatLancaster is number 5 for #art and #design in the @compuniguide 2019 😊 @ImaginationLanc https://t.…

Tweet@ImaginationLanc, 3 weeks 2 days ago

RT @cubicgarden: The @ImmersiveObject Living Room of the Future is coming to the @V_and_A Museum Free Tickets available now! https://t.co/z…

Tweet@ImaginationLanc, 3 weeks 2 days ago

RT @Lianne_K123: Come see the Living room of the future at the V&A design festival in September! Sign up here: https://t.co/1JH3I2uMIq @Imm

Tweet@ImaginationLanc, 4 weeks 1 day ago

RT @louisemullagh: Friday afternoon for work sitting in Mrs Heelis’s (aka Beatrix Potter) garden in Sawrey. @LivingDesign_UK @StuartWalkerU

Tweet@ImaginationLanc, 4 weeks 1 day ago

RT @PDR_online: An exploratory workshop looking at the drivers and barriers to the more strategic use of #design in #Wales and working towa…

Tweet@ImaginationLanc, 4 weeks 1 day ago

RT @martyn_evans: Really pleased to see that @Plan4Design is included in the @designcouncil's Design Economy 2018: The state of design in t…

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