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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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Co-design research methods with people living with dementia

Co-design research methods with people living with dementia

held in FACT as part of the CreativeEconomy Health and Wellbeing Hub.

The  workshop held in FACT, on the 16th of November, as part of the AHRC CreativeEconomy Health and Wellbeing Hub explored the different reesarch methods of co-designing with people living with dementia. The...Read full update

Night Moves for the Royal Academy of Arts

OutcomeBook Chapter
Night Moves for the Royal Academy of Arts

Nick Dunn's ongoing work exploring spatial practices and cities at night has resulted in a book chapter, 'Night Moves: Dissolving Time and Space in the Nocturnal City', published as part of a new book from the Royal Academy of Arts, Sensing Architecture: Essays on the Nature of Architectural...More information

Workshop on Parkinson's and IoT

Workshop on Parkinson's and IoT

paves the way for more research in this area

In October 2017 a two-day workshop was hosted on Monitoring Parkinson's Symptoms and regaining control through IoT: Benefits, Challenges and Future Opportunities. ...Read full update

Design Fiction and the Internet of Things

Our research using Design Fiction to consider futures for the Internet of Things is featured by IOTUK

The Internet of Things is beginning to make changes in all sectors, in all parts of the UK and across the world. From applications on the factory floor, in shops, in the doctor’s surgery and...Read full update

House of Commons meeting on the Internet of Things and the Evolution of Smart Technologies

House of Commons meeting on the Internet of Things and the Evolution of Smart Technologies

Pete Rai, Cisco, Mark Prisk MP and Rachel Cooper OBE, meet to explore the potential of connectivity posed by the continued growth of the Internet of Things (IOT)

The Internet of Things and the Evolution of Smart Technologies ...Read full update

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