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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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Blog post on Designing Sustainability.

Stuart Walker's blog post on his new book, Designing Sustainability is available at the publisher's website.

Designing Sustainability: Making radical changes in a material world ...Read full update

Creative Evaluation with the Scottish Public Sector

Articleby Leon Cruickshank, Anna Winters, Laura Morris
Creative Evaluation with the Scottish Public Sector

Working in close collaboration with the Creativite Team in the Scotish Goverment, Imagination ran a workshop to explore some possibilities of creative evaluation. With a group of experts in engagement, facilitation and consultation, Imagination presented 2 draft prototype tools for discussion and critique. The first of these was aimed directly at faciliators. ...Read full article

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

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

Is Apple's iWatch the answer to a healthier and fitter lifestyle?

Articleby Emmanuel Tsekleves
Is Apple's iWatch the answer to a healthier and fitter lifestyle?

It has been exactly a month since the unveiling of the iWatch and iPhone 6 by Apple on the 9th of September. Along with it came a lot of promise and expectations although it would be at least another three months before it becomes commercially available. ...Read full article

Lancaster China Catalyst Programme Launch Event

Upcoming Eventin 5 days
Lancaster China Catalyst Programme Launch Event

27th of October 2014, Lancaster University Management School, LUMS Lecture Theatre 1, Bailrigg, LA1 4YX

Driving UK Business Growth through International Innovation

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RT @JocelynABailey: And here's a blog about inherent tension betw user centred design & political decisionmaking @ifgevents #csreform http:…

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RT @martyn_evans: @RachelFDCooper asks 'what do we mean by a better world'? http://t.co/YJqQKK3n5Z

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RT @martyn_evans: @RachelFDCooper posing some tough questions!!! #proudproms http://t.co/cGXwLmhTgv

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RT @ADAPlacements: Symposium 22.10.14 @ 9am hear from Jonathan Sands,@ElmwoodTweets & Rachel Cooper,@ImaginationLanc Book your place now ht…

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RT @martyn_evans: @IngridWacht summarising key achievements @PROUD_Europe at #proudproms http://t.co/MtFMonOhnn

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RT @martyn_evans: @ImaginationLanc recently hosted a special think-tank ‘ideas day’ for the Government’s ‘Northern Futures’ debate http://t…

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RT @LazHop: What a great day @ImaginationLanc yesterday for #NorthernFutures - check out the ideas of team #reversethebraindrain http://t.c…

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