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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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Summer School 10-12 July 2017

Summer School 10-12 July 2017

Imagination Sprint: Becoming the Designers of the Future

The world is rapidly changing. Challenges are getting bigger and bigger. Designing products and logos is not enough anymore! Designers of the future will need to be intrepid, creative thinkers, researchers and experimenters. The designer...Read full update

Research through Design Article in Design Issues

Articleby Paul Coulton
Research through Design Article in Design Issues

Published in Design Issues is our (Liz Edwards, myself, Andy Darby, Mike Chiasson) atest paper presenting various digital-nature artifacts that were designed to support visitor engagement with nature in a public garden environment. These artifacts are hybridsas they combinedigital and physical characteristics within them. ...Read full article

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

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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

Tweet@ImaginationLanc, 6 weeks 3 days ago

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

Tweet@ImaginationLanc, 6 weeks 4 days ago

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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