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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Project Funders

Updates

Skills in Action – presenting Creative Exchange Superheroes

Skills in Action – presenting Creative Exchange Superheroes

A core strand of the work we do at Creative Exchange is looking how knowledge exchange can be incorporated into the training of doctoral students and early career researchers.

So it was with great pleasure that we (Simon and Naomi) accepted an invitation to represent CX at an event designed...Read full update

Open Design and Innovation: Facilitating Creativity in Everyone

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Open Design and Innovation: Facilitating Creativity in Everyone

This book looks at the fundamental issues and their real world implications of open design and innovation practices. Open Design and Innovation develops the argument for a more nuanced acknowledgement and facilitation of ‘non-professional’ forms of creativity; drawing on lessons from...More information

Evaluation of New Facilitation Tools

Evaluation of New Facilitation Tools

A downloadable tool to help facilitators document and evaluate the new tools they employ in workshops and other sessions.

We make lots on new tools (or approaches or structures) in Imagination and we are very keen to share these tools with others fro them to use. In return we are really...Read full update

The Koala Evaluation Tool – a new way of evaluating facilitated workshops

The Koala Evaluation Tool – a new way of evaluating facilitated workshops

Working with the Scottish Government's Creativity Team and drawing on the research of Imagination PhD student Dee Hennessey we are tackling the challenges of workshop evaluation. Try the free resources included in this post.

As engagement with citizens, participation and collaboration become...Read full update

Digital Tools at the AHRC 4-hubs Event

Digital Tools at the AHRC 4-hubs Event

Sharing and debating policy challenges for the AHRC, UK Universities and the UK Government using collaborative digital tools.

ImaginationLancaster played host to a conference for the 4 AHRC KE Hubs for the Creative Economy, bringing together researchers from Creative Works London, REACT, CX...Read full update

Creative Facilitation in Research, FASS Workshop Event

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Creative Facilitation in Research, FASS Workshop Event

8th of December 2014, ImaginationLab, LICA Building

Creative Facilitation in Research: Tools and Techniques for Engaging Individuals, Groups and Communities

12:30 - 16:00, 8th December 2014, ImaginationLab, LICA The IDEAS for Impact project is offering all academics and...Read full update

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