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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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Reporting on Patient Experience at Blackpool Victoria Hospital

Reporting on Patient Experience at Blackpool Victoria Hospital

Leapfrog is working closely with Rebecca Addey, a Paediatric Patient Experience Officer at Blackpool Victoria Hospital and her colleagues as part of the Rigorous Stories project at Lancaster.

In a very productive and interesting workshop with Becci, we worked to understand and reflect on...Read full update

Ageing Playfully Cards

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Ageing Playfully Cards

The Ageing Playfully Cards offer a number of practical recommendations in playful co-creation workshops for people with dementia and memory problems. These have been developed as a result of the insights gained during the Ageing Playfully research project. ...More information

Imagination went to play in CeMoRe Away Day- 18 July 2017

Imagination went to play in CeMoRe Away Day- 18 July 2017

The convergences of Cemore's interest on playful methods with the design ethos of Imagination were too many to let pass an opportunity for meaningful conversation. We went for a ‘play date’ that mix sociology and design research through methods like design fictions, board and body games, and playful...Read full update

One Voice to Rule them All

One Voice to Rule them All

As part of our project on House Training the Internet of Things which contributes to the acceptability and adoption stream of PETRAS we have been considering the use of voice interfaces as the medium through which users’ accesses Internet of Things devices.

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Exploring Capturing & Translating Member Engagement with Lancashire Care Trust Governors

Exploring Capturing & Translating Member Engagement with Lancashire Care Trust Governors

Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust provides health and wellbeing services such as health visiting, sexual health, and dentistry across Lancashire at over more than 400 sites. They have over 9000 members who have joined because they want to have their voice heard in an organisation that matters to...Read full update

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RT @ProfTriviality: There is a chapter on 'game design research through game design practice' from @alan_hook and myself https://t.co/Kz9uP…

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RT @ProfTriviality: Water droplet automation from @ImaginationLanc materials studio https://t.co/9yu90bbV3j

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RT @DesignInf: DI seminar 12th Dec 4pm - @joegalen presents research into new materiality and speculative realism via the medium of Red Dwa…

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RT @_Design4Change: Due to high numbers of submissions @DRS2018 Health & wellbeing track we seek additional reviewers. If interested pm me…

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RT @gquaggiotto: Using speculative design to explore the impact of upcoming regulation [data consent & #IoT] https://t.co/MCCVGlxq7W #psila…

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RT @ProfTriviality: How we might explore potential futures of the internet of things using example of GDPR https://t.co/SuobWM55wJ @PETRASi

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RT @martyn_evans: This @AECOM #CityHack18 in London looks very interesting | @McrSchArt @cityverve @innovateuk @designcouncil @ImaginationL

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RT @Plan4Design: A brief history of the measurement of design by @milski360 at the @designcouncil | @MMUdesign @PDR_DPolicy @martyn_evans h…

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RT @_DanRichards_: https://t.co/eELd02X7qh #datadrivendesign #computationaldesign #cad #fui #design #research #epsrc #newindustrialsystems…

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RT @NeighbourLeigh: What's that? You want to learn a bit more about the @EPSRC-funded #LiveableCities project, but don't have time to read?…

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