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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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Engaging people with dementia in designing playful and creative practices: Co-design or co-creation?

OutcomeJournal Paper
Engaging people with dementia in designing playful and creative practices: Co-design or co-creation?

Stimulating active, social interactions for people with dementia is an important and timely challenge that merits continuing attention in design research. The idea of using participatory co-design to engage people with dementia is attracting increased interest. ...More information

Power, protest and place in Delhi, India

Power, protest and place in Delhi, India

Lancaster University headed to Dehli to facilitate a workshop on contentious spaces

As part of the Lancaster University-funded Remembering Resistance India project, Drs. Chris Boyko (LICA) and Sarah Marsden (PPR) travelled to Jawaharlal Nehru University this July to facilitate a...Read full update

Successful urban obesity workshops in Malaysia!

Successful urban obesity workshops in Malaysia!

Research team visited Sunway University to learn about urban obesity from experts and community members

In July, the Lancaster team travelled to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to co-faciliate a meeting with obesity experts alongside a workshop with members of local communities.  Throughout the...Read full update

Medical Webcomic on the creation of a Malaysian national health database

OutcomeDigital or Visual Products
Medical Webcomic on the creation of a Malaysian national health database

Following the outcomes of the workshop run with senior citizens on April 2018, the ImaginAging team have taken forward one of the proposals arising from it and developed a medical webcomic that presents the creation of a national health database accessible not only to healthcare practitioners but...More information

Funding Accelerator - A Bid Writer's Experience

Articleby Sharon Summers, Leon Cruickshank
Funding Accelerator - A Bid Writer's Experience

One of our bid writers, Jane Moodie from Active Lancashire, sent us this to add to our blog.  When myself and Tamasin were first informed of the project our first thoughts were 'will we be out of our depth', 'will the others be really knowledgeable on writing funding bids'. ...Read full article

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RT @IETevents: Submit a paper for #TheIET and @PETRASiot conference focussing on realising the socioeconomic benefits of an interconnected…

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RT @LancasterPress: Now @ProfTriviality is giving @jimreuters from @ReutersUK a taste of Lancaster's Living Room of the Future project, dem…

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RT @ProfTriviality: Shout out to @joegalen for creating a new experience for the Living Room of the Future and @PETRASiot for making it po…

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RT @Lianne_K123: Thank you to the 97 people that visited us in the V&A museum this weekend! We hope you enjoyed experiencing the Living roo…

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RT @leotanczt: Experiencing the Living Room of the Future at the V&A. Super interesting work done by UK universities in collaboration with…

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RT @ProfTriviality: I should have brought more copies of Little Book of Design Fiction to #ldf18. To avoid dissapointment grab your copy w…

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RT @cubicgarden: Living room of the future at the #ldf @ImmersiveObject @BBCRD https://t.co/MU3NA2SiG2

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RT @ProfTriviality: The V&A sofa makes this version of the Living Room of The Future look a bit like a bedroom but looking forward to today…

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