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An open and exploratory design-led research lab 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, Postgraduate, and PhD study opportunities. All our staff are active researchers with extensive expertise in teaching.

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Interactive Instruments: Situated Technology, Intelligent Terrain, and Design Commons

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Interactive Instruments: Situated Technology, Intelligent Terrain, and Design Commons

Today’s urban situation is a constantly shifting one—a nexus of material and immaterial flows, systems, and processes. While much has been made of the reprogramming of city spaces, little attention has been given to the deprogramming of them and who participates in this process....More information

Can we build more enjoyable cities?

Can we build more enjoyable cities?

For blind and partially sighted people, just navigating around a city can leave them feeling tired, anxious and vulnerable. Can technology make it a seamless, enjoyable experience?

Professor Rachel Cooper, non-executive Director of Future Cities Catapult, welcomed over 150 people to the...Read full update

ServDes 2014 has now started!

ServDes 2014 has now started!

Welcome everybody to ServDes 2014; the conference is now officially ‘open’...

Day 1: ServDes 2014 has now started! ServDes 2014, the Service Design and Innovation conference is the premier research conference for exchanging knowledge within Service Design and Service Innovation studies. Born...Read full update

1st Active Parks Workshop successfully completed

1st Active Parks Workshop successfully completed

A most engaging and fun to have participated in co-design workshop

The first Active Parks co-design workshop was completed yesterday. It was very interactive and great fun! ...Read full update

Erasmus Staff Exchange to METU

Erasmus Staff Exchange to METU

In March 2014, Professor Stuart Walker taught at the Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey

Stuart Walker recently spent a week at the Middle East Technical University in Ankara. ...Read full update

Health & Wellbeing in the City Design Jam

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Health & Wellbeing in the City Design Jam

30th of April 2014, The Work Foundation, 21 Palmer Street SW1H OAD, London

Come along to our fully-funded Health and Wellbeing in the City Design Jam organised by London Creative and Digital Fusion.

Wednesday 30th of April 2014, 09:00am – 06:00pm with an optional...Read full update

Design for Societal Challenges. PROUD Forum at the Red Dot Design Museum in Essen, 8th May 2014.

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Design for Societal Challenges. PROUD Forum at the Red Dot Design Museum in Essen, 8th May 2014.

8th of May 2014, Red Dot Design Museum, Essen, Germany

In the final year of PROUD, our Essen partner the Red Dot Design Museum is hosting the PROUD forum. This international forum aims to explore how design as a discipline reacts to social change, presenting the new tools, methods...Read full update

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RT @Design_Week: Michael Wolff pays tribute to former Wolff Olins partner Wally Olins. 'In the world of branding, he was a pioneer': http:/…

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RT @martyn_evans: Wally Olins dies at 83. Sad day as he raised the profile of design in business. http://t.co/SNbHt6UaSt

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RT @Cruicksh: Just finished final corrections for my new book 'Open Design and Innovation: Facilitating Creativity in Everyone' the perfect…

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RT @WIRED: This is the end of Facebook as we know it http://t.co/Mn3yTDyiff

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@MattiasArvola the 2016 conference will be in Copenhagen, Denmark :)

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RT @ServDes: Thank you everyone who came to #servdes14 and made it such a rich experience! Well done to the organising team, and see you in…

Tweet@ImaginationLanc, 4 days 19 hours ago

RT @jsheau: European Design innovation Platform http://t.co/goWbsNDIZx. looking for case studies. #servdes14

Tweet@ImaginationLanc, 5 days 11 hours ago

We've just hit 1000 followers. Many thanks all!!!

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RT @ServDes: Professor Pelle Ehn dispenses his wisdom on day 2 of #servdes14: http://t.co/d1ciDGDT1S

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Like this. RT @Journalism2ls: Find the Story in Your Data. Excellent slide by @columnfive #storytelling #dataviz http://t.co/3QUMAWpryf

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