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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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Seeking applicants for Senior Research Associate position on the Liveable Cities project

Seeking applicants for Senior Research Associate position on the Liveable Cities project

Interested in making cities more liveable? Have a background in urban design, architecture or design management? This job might be for you!

ImaginationLancaster seeks to appoint a Senior Research Associate to work on an EPSRC funded Liveable Cities project. The project is an ambitious...Read full update

Review of Designing Sustainability in SUBLIME MAGAZINE

Articleby Stuart Walker
Review of Designing Sustainability in SUBLIME MAGAZINE

A review of the book Designing Sustainability by Stuart Walker appeared in the 29 June 2015 edition of the sustainable lifestyle magazine SUBLIME. The article, published in the Book Review section, can be read here. ...Read full article

The first ‘Ting’, democratic engagement and the danger of benevolent paternalism

Articleby Leon Cruickshank, Roger Whitham, Laura Morris, Hayley Alter, Anna Winters, Gemma Coupe
The first ‘Ting’, democratic engagement and the danger of benevolent paternalism

Tings were tribal gatherings in ancient Scandinavia and Scotland where tribes came together and facilitated by the chief discussed the key issues of the day. This notion of coming together and engaging as a group is being resurrected by a team exploring new forms of democratic renewal in the Scottish Government. ...Read full article

Digital R&D Fund Project Report Published

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Digital R&D Fund Project Report Published

Our project report detailing our experiences of creating a mobile augmented reality application that allows users to curate an exhibition from the Live@LICA collection from their own home is now available. ...More information

New tools available on the Collaboration and Impact Toolbox

New tools available on the Collaboration and Impact Toolbox

The IDEAS for Impact project recently added two new free downloadable tools to the Collaboration and Impact Toolbox website.

The tools are the Superheroes and the Intro Cards, which have both been designed by IDEAS for Impact and put to use in many successful workshops, including workshops...Read full update

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Places for people: User-centred design http://t.co/uFTEuwc4lo

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