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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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New Inclusive Tools Co-​Designed with Ben Pearson at Healthwatch

New Inclusive Tools Co-​Designed with Ben Pearson at Healthwatch

New inclusive tools co-​​designed with Ben Pearson at Healthwatch in Blackburn have been used to help different groups, varying in age to give their opinion on health and wellbeing related issues with great success.

The three tools created as a result of this project aim and to improve...Read full update

BBC Radio Manchester interview about Remembering Resistance

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BBC Radio Manchester interview about Remembering Resistance

17th of June 2017, BBC Radio Manchester

BBC Radio Manchester's Andy Crane to interview Chris Boyko about the Remembering Resistance project

On 17 June during the Breakfast show (around 07.20), Andy Crane from BBC Radio Manchester will interview Dr. Chris Boyko, Lecturer in...Read full update

Design for Health

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Design for Health

Design for Health illustrates the history of the development of design for health, the various design disciplines and domains to which design has contributed. Through 26 case studies presented in this book, the authors reveal a plethora of design research methodologies and research methods...More information

Someone Else’s Problem Field

Someone Else’s Problem Field

Imagination research conducted as part of the PETRAS project Adoption and Acceptability theme was recently presented at the Association for Computing Machinery’s Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems.

The paper, titled Implications for Adoption, discusses how technology researchers...Read full update

Learning from zoos – how our environment can influence our health

Articleby Emmanuel Tsekleves
Learning from zoos – how our environment can influence our health

The title of my latest article published at The Conversation, covers the subject of design for health. It argues that the way we design the environment we live in, ultimately designs our behaviour. Therefore before we start fat shaming, let’s take a look at urban design. If we want to be a nation of lean, mean and healthy citizens we need to learn from zoos and the animals that live in them. ...Read full article

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