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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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Workshop on AMR and domestic hygiene practices in Ghana

Workshop on AMR and domestic hygiene practices in Ghana

helps develop AHRC proposal!

The co-design workshop run in Ghana in February 2017 helped in establishing the research context, local challenge, research methodology and dissemination strategy for a research bid targeting a relevant AHRC Call on AMR in Real World. The workshop also created a...Read full update

Derbyshire Matrix Tools Launched to 150 People

Derbyshire Matrix Tools Launched to 150 People

The Derbyshire Matrix tool was officially launched on Monday 6th February to 150 social workers, clinicians, police and fire offices, housing and environmental health officials and drug and alcohol specialists. Dee and Laura share their experience...

The tool, co-​designed in one single day...Read full update

Festival of Art and The Future City

Festival of Art and The Future City

Nick Dunn invited as keynote speaker at international festival in Brussels.

What might the city look like at the end of the 21st century? In his first keynote presentation,'Futures Past: the art of imagining cities' Nick explored how cities look, feel and operate has long been (and...Read full update

Dust Bunnies Workshop in Ghana

Event3 months and 24 days ago
Dust Bunnies Workshop in Ghana

2nd of February 2017, Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, Accra, Ghana

set to define the local challenges and needs for understanding the home as a source of infection through AMR dust-born bacteria.

Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) is a term used to describe...Read full update

Efosa Osamudiamen: G Up project partner

Articleby Leon Cruickshank
Efosa Osamudiamen: G Up project partner

Design research has received a lot of attention in the past decades in Europe and America. More recently, some of the works in the area include evaluation of the effectiveness of the systematic design methodology, investigation of evolutionary design, as well as best practices in design pedagogy. These researches are in the context of advancing knowledge in product development especially as it pertains to concept generation, shape design, and...Read full article

'Ageing Playfully: Inspiring ways to work with people with dementia

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'Ageing Playfully: Inspiring ways to work with people with dementia

7th of June 2017, LICA Building, Imagination Lab (A36 – ground floor) at Lancaster University

Centre for Ageing Research Seminar

We are delighted to forward information about the next C4AR seminar: 'Ageing Playfully: Inspiring ways to work with people with...Read full update

Remembering Resistance: Memories of Manchester Protests

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Remembering Resistance: Memories of Manchester Protests

17th of June 2017, Coal Store Room, People's History Museum, Left Bank, Spinningfields, Manchester M3 3ER

A one-day event to share stories about the last 50 years of protest in Manchester

Were you at the rally in Manchester on 20 February 1988 to fight for LGBT+ rights against...Read full update

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RT @_Design4Change: Read my new article @ConversationUK Learning from zoos how our environment can influence our health https://t.co/WbX4NR…

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RT @_Design4Change: Preparing for my @TEDx talk this Saturday on #playfulness and healthy behaviours @ImaginationLanc @LICAatLancaster @C4

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RT @adriangradinar: Come see the Edwardian project and the Physical Social Network in Bowland North, Seminar Room 13! @LancasterUni @Imagin

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