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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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First completed ‘energy use calendars’ back from the field

First completed ‘energy use calendars’ back from the field

Initial thoughts and themes emerging

Following the deployment of the  ‘energy use calendar’ in the field, we have started to receive the completed ones back from the households participating in the study. It has been most encouraging to see that the ‘energy use calendars’ have been...Read full update

Birmingham case study research finished!

Birmingham case study research finished!

Liveable Cities researchers finish collecting data on condition of built environment features in neighbourhoods using app

Last week, Christopher Boyko and Claire Coulton completed their audit of the built environment within the last of four...Read full update

Interactive Xylophone dominates musically Lancaster's town centre for a day

Interactive Xylophone dominates musically Lancaster's town centre for a day

..receiving great attention from locals and visitors.

The pilot testing of the second proof-of-concept interactive xylophone was an absolute success! The new and improved version of the interactive xylophone included a very different design from the first version, including lights a different...Read full update

Engaging With Design, a Confessional

Engaging With Design, a Confessional

We were invited to deliver a workshop hosted by the Creativity Team within the Scottish Government, who are responsible for organisational development, leadership and learning. The workshop aimed to explore the value design can bring to public sector activities.

Engaging with Design: A...Read full update

Interactive xylophone rings the changes for Ryelands Park

Event13 days ago
Interactive xylophone rings the changes for Ryelands Park

20th of August 2014, Market Square, Lancaster, UK

We will be showcasing the 2nd version of our interactive xylophone in Lancaster City Centre (Market Square) on Wednesday the 20th of August

Following the successful testing of an interactive xylophone in Ryelands Park earlier...Read full update

Additive Manufacturing Community Mapping

Upcoming Eventin 12 days

15th of September 2014, Imagination Lab, LICA Building

3D printing is a hugely disruptive technology, with implications that reach deep into business models, engineering approaches and cultural assumptions. Understanding these implications and the opportunities accompanying them...Read full update

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RT @AugmentedArt: Don't be shy #drha2014 delegates ask @MysticMobile for a demo of augmented reality art app it's very cool :) and support…

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RT @martyn_evans: Handing in the PhD... http://t.co/4bsCDQ0GlX

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RT @martyn_evans: Finishing your PhD thesis: 15 top tips from those in the know: http://t.co/ChQrHjOQHa

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RT @AugmentedArt: If your going to @DRHA2014 get @MysticMobile to show our mobile augmented reality app for creating your own exhibitions

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RT @martyn_evans: 5 ways to help design education to thrive by @designandrewd for @designcouncil: http://t.co/iT0pQQiE1y

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RT @cxhub: People of #Liverpool! Sign up for exclusive access to the Open Planning app & help shape the future of your city http://t.co/uy4…

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If you’re part of an agency working in service design our research team want to hear from you: http://t.co/NQvx9EflmI

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RT @FastCoExist: The future of food, mapped out for the next 10 years. http://t.co/JWj65q2qdj http://t.co/NI48fKn7zs

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