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

Partners / Funders

Project Funders

Updates

Additive Manufacturing Workshop

Additive Manufacturing Workshop

Last month, the IDEAS for Impact project delivered a workshop that brought together people from all faculties of the university sharing interests and experience in additive manufacturing technology.

Workshop participants had the opportunity to talk to the whole group about their specific...Read full update

Engaging With Design, a Confessional

Engaging With Design, a Confessional

We were invited to deliver a workshop hosted by the Creativity Team within the Scottish Government, who are responsible for organisational development, leadership and learning. The workshop aimed to explore the value design can bring to public sector activities.

Engaging with Design: A...Read full update

Creative Lounge Peep Board Tool

Creative Lounge Peep Board Tool

IDEAS for Impact offer support and help design tools for a CX event.

IDEAS for Impact have been offering projects across the university support in their collaborative research activities.  The Creative Exchange were one of the first projects to receive this support for the planning and...Read full update

IDEAS for Impact First Tweetup

IDEAS for Impact First Tweetup

3…2…1 Blastoff! IDEAS for Impact Tweet up launches for the first time.

Wednesday saw the first physical meeting of the Ideas for Impact twitter followers (with a few non-tweeters we affectionately agreed could be 'email dodos'). The tweetup brought together people from across the university...Read full update

Additive Manufacturing Community Mapping

Event3 years and 8 days ago

15th of September 2014, Imagination Lab, LICA Building

3D printing is a hugely disruptive technology, with implications that reach deep into business models, engineering approaches and cultural assumptions. Understanding these implications and the opportunities accompanying them...Read full update

International Masterclass: Communities and Co-Design

International Masterclass: Communities and Co-Design

Working with a group of highly experienced co-designers, group leaders and facilitators, this high level masterclass in Eindhoven explored the nature of excellent group working and facilitation.

Eindhoven has a well deserved reputation for excellent co-design. This was more than justified by...Read full update

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