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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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Developing speculative concepts with experts and policy makers

Developing speculative concepts with experts and policy makers

in our second workshop in Malaysia

A total of 15 experts (researchers, NGOs, policy makers) participated in the “Speculative design of healthy ageing” workshop, using novel creative research methods to create future scenarios for health ageing in Malaysia The workshop was facilitated...Read full update

Funding Accelerator - Fifth Bid Writing Workshop

Articleby Sharon Summers
Funding Accelerator - Fifth Bid Writing Workshop

On the 30th May we had our fifth bid writing workshop here at the Imagination Lab. This was planned as a full day workshop in order to allow those currently writing bids to have some time to research and write without distractions.  ...Read full article

Representing Lancaster University and Design research at UK-Peru Workshop

Representing Lancaster University and Design research at UK-Peru Workshop

on the relationship between Food, Nutrition and Health

Emmanuel represented Lancaster University and the Arts and Humanities research area in the cross-disciplinary and cross-council (MRC, AHRC, BBSRC, ESRC) research area of food, nutrition, and health issues. ...Read full update

Better Cities Through Participatory Design..

Better Cities Through Participatory Design..

..workshop in Malaysia

A total of 13 senior citizens between their 60s and 80s attended the “Better City with Senior Citizens” workshop where they learned to deploy methods of participatory design for speculating about possible and plausible futures for issues of interest to them. ...Read full update

Speculative Design Workshops identify themes for future research on health ageing

Speculative Design Workshops identify themes for future research on health ageing

and speculative design concepts in this area!

The two workshops run by the ImaginAging team in April (24th and 25th) in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, have helped identify four themes for future research on healthy ageing. The first workshop was targeted at citizens over 55 years old and the second...Read full update

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