IDEAS for Impact

IDEAS for Impact
A project to help Lancaster University academics undertake high impact, excellent research.

High impact research and engagement have become important in academia. IDEAS for Impact is a cross-university HEIF project led by ImaginationLancaster.

We want to use our research on knowledge exchange and human-to-human interaction to help academics and non-academics work more effectively with people outside the university, with a particular emphasis on SMEs.

Collaboration & Impact Toolbox

Project Team

CruickshankCruickshank Leon Cruickshank Open Design and Innovation, User Centred and User-Led Design, Interactive Design, Technology and Society, Design Methodology, Design Theory and Philosophy
WhithamWhitham Roger Whitham Human-Computer Interaction, Collaboration, Tools, Visualisation, Virtual Work Environments, Facilitation
WareingWareing Laura Wareing Co-design, design for the public sector, tool design

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Updates

Using Open Innovation to Develop Inexpensive, Sustainable Fast Fashion and Other Possibilities with the OpTex project.

Using Open Innovation to Develop Inexpensive, Sustainable Fast Fashion and Other Possibilities with the OpTex project.

The OpTex project started in earnest recently with a scoping workshop held in the fabulous INNVENTIA laboratories in Stockholm. In this project Imagination is helping this research institution to further develop its approaches to open innovation.

This first workshop brought together engineers,...Read full update

Engaging Communities for Early Career Academics

Engaging Communities for Early Career Academics

IDEAS for Impact ran a session to help early career academics engage with communities outside Lancaster University as part of OED's training programme.

IDEAS for Impact ran a third training session on engaging with communities for early career academics, which was part of a programme of...Read full update

Fostering Creativity with the Schools, Families and Young People Team at the V&A

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Fostering Creativity with the Schools, Families and Young People Team at the V&A

The IDEAS for Impact project has produced a magazine style report on the workshop the project ran for the Schools, Families and Young People team at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.  The workshop helped the team reflect on their professional roles and think about ways they could be...More information

Tracking Inspiration at the V&A

Tracking Inspiration at the V&A

Following the 'Fostering Creativity' workshop for the V&A Museum, IDEAS for Impact has produced a tool for tracking the team's inspiration.

At the end of February, the IDEAS for Impact team ran a workshop for the Schools, Families and Young People team at the Victoria and Albert Museum in...Read full update

We are Recruiting: Collaborative Web App Developer

We are Recruiting: Collaborative Web App Developer

ImaginationLancaster is seeking a talented programmer to develop collaborative digital tools

Over the past half decade ImaginationLancaster has developed and deployed a range of digital tools for collocated collaborative activities. Mixing interaction design, visualisation and facilitation,...Read full update

Liveable Cities workshop on sharing in Lancaster is a success!

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Liveable Cities workshop on sharing in Lancaster is a success!

30th of March 2015, Friends Meeting House, Lancaster

Lancaster Sharing City Workshop pushes the boundaries on what sharing means in cities

Over 30 participants from Lancaster and Birmingham gathered at the Friends Meeting House in Lancaster to explore sharing in cities. The...Read full update

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