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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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Liveable Cities facilitates important Birmingham workshops

Event4 months and 24 days ago
Liveable Cities facilitates important Birmingham workshops

1st of November 2016, Highbury Hall, Birmingham

Birmingham City Council creating 'bottom-up' natural captial plan using design methods

The Liveable Cities team from Lancaster went to Birmingham on 2 November to facilitate two workshops on behalf of Birmingham City Council. The...Read full update

Presentations at Alzheimer Europe Conference..

Presentations at Alzheimer Europe Conference..

..attract a lot of attention!

The presentation of the work related to participatory design fiction as a tool to engage the public in debate on dementia-friendly futures and the Ageing Playfully cards have generated a lot of interest at the Alzheimer Europe Conference in Denmark. The...Read full update

Ageing Playfully Cards

OutcomeDigital or Visual Products
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

Best Paper Award for Cooper and Boyko!

Best Paper Award for Cooper and Boyko!

Rachel Cooper and Christopher Boyko received the Best Paper Award 2016 in Urban Design and Planning journal

Prof. Rachel Cooper OBE and Dr. Christopher Boyko (alongside their co-authors: two colleagues from the University of Birmingham - Prof. ...Read full update

Playful design and design fictions in healthcare

Playful design and design fictions in healthcare

Invited talks in S.Korea Universities

Dr Emmanuel Tsekleves was invited to present his research work on design in healthcare as well as playful design and design fictions in two guest lectures at the EWHA and Hongik University in S. Korea. The lectures delivered to undergraduate, postgraduate...Read full update

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RT @ProfTriviality: Our @RTD2017 paper Design Fiction as World Building is available for download https://t.co/o0w6IhaMMu #designfiction

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RT @newbiephd: @ProfTriviality - metaphor for design fiction worlds as puzzle ball: multiple entry points; impossible to see all at once @R

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RT @ProfTriviality: Exhibition pieces for Design Fiction as World Building set up for @RTD2017 from @ImaginationLanc https://t.co/sQYbMYXG6q

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Join us for a symposium to celebrate the work of our @designroutes project at @mcrschart on Tuesday 28 March https://t.co/0m8on4hn9I Pls RT.

Tweet@ImaginationLanc, 5 days 6 hours ago

RT @henkovink: "Imagination critical for #urbanfutures - more radical alternatives needed!" Nick Dunn @LancasterUni @ImaginationLanc @Futur

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RT @henkovink: "Technologically driven and the social inclusive - opposites or intertwined in #futurecities" Nick Dunn @ImaginationLanc @Fu

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RT @henkovink: "It's easier to imagine the end of he world than the end of capitalism - how to let go, by scenarios?" Nick Dunn @Imaginatio

Tweet@ImaginationLanc, 1 week 2 days ago

RT @ProfTriviality: The abstract for our @RTD2017 presentation next week Design Fiction as Worldbuilding https://t.co/EJeS3ILg53 #designfic…

Tweet@ImaginationLanc, 1 week 5 days ago

Join us for a symposium to celebrate the work of our @designroutes project at @mcrschart on Tuesday 28 March https://t.co/0m8on4hn9I Pls RT.

Tweet@ImaginationLanc, 1 week 6 days ago

RT @LancasterUni: Researchers @LancasterUni bring mixtape into 21st century #BSW17 https://t.co/IGyDaV6RPp @ScienceWeekUK @LICAatLancaster

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