PROUD

Working with designers, businesses, academics and the public to promote innovation through new types of Knowledge Exchange

PROUD is a €4.8 million euro, 3 year project funded by the EU INTERREG programme. It stands for People, Researchers and Organisations Using Design for Co-Creation and Innovation. 

Lead in the UK by Dr. Leon Cruickshank, this project uses new co-design processes as a knowledge exchange mechanism. These will be used to address regional issues with partners across Northern Europe including Paris, Eindhoven, Lancaster, Essen and Helsinki.

In the UK, working with academic, business and social communities Imagination and Lancaster’s Storey Institute will create a new co-design space in the heart of the city with advanced rapid prototyping facilities and imagination space in the university. The new techniques and approaches we develop will be shared with our partners looking at their own regional challenges (e.g. social housing, new business models or urban regeneration).

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
CoupeCoupe Gemma Coupe Design Manager, Leapfrog
LundLund Vicky Lund Proud Project Administrator

Updates

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

Design Days – What is Co-Design Anyway

Design Days – What is Co-Design Anyway

A workshop for the European Union sponsored Design Days event

The EU Design Days event lead by the ERRIN is growing in impact and significance across Europe and on a wider international scale. The two-day event held in the Microsoft Innovation Center in Brussels on 24th to the 26th...Read full update

Co-Design FaceMooc

Co-Design FaceMooc

A creative, supportive and collaborative learning experience, aimed at equipping and improving your co-design knowledge, skills and contacts.

FaceMooc is a free 5 week online course for design professionals interested in co-design which draws on 3 years of developing and testing innovative...Read full update

Proud Beyond the Castle at Synergize 2014

Proud Beyond the Castle at Synergize 2014

With presentations from Charles Leadbetter and Liz Sanders preceding our presentation we could not have asked for a better platform for us to talk about the Proud Beyond the Castle project and how this relates to the wider Synergize conference.

Synergise was a conference in Lancaster...Read full update

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