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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 FaceMooc

Co-Design FaceMooc

A creative, supportive and collaborative learning experience, aimed at equipping and improving your co-design knowledge, skills and contacts.

FaceMooc is a free 5 week online course for design professionals interested in co-design which draws on 3 years of developing and testing innovative...Read full update

Northern Futures 'Open Ideas Day'

Upcoming Eventin 14 days

16th of October 2014, Imagination Lab, LICA Building, Lancaster University

Register now for your chance to participate in the debate on the economic future of the North

The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister is organising a series of open 'idea days' to take...Read full update

A Visual History of the Future

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A Visual History of the Future

Depictions of future cities can play an important role in shaping our thinking on cities and our future urban strategies. This report explores the ways future cities have been depicted over the last 100 years and considers what these depictions sought to communicate and why. Its aim is to identify...More information

Proud Beyond the Castle at Synergize 2014

Proud Beyond the Castle at Synergize 2014

With presentations from Charles Leadbetter and Liz Sanders preceding our presentation we could not have asked for a better platform for us to talk about the Proud Beyond the Castle project and how this relates to the wider Synergize conference.

Synergise was a conference in Lancaster...Read full update

Designing a New Design PhD?

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Designing a New Design PhD?

By Dr. Emma Murphy and Dr. Naomi Jacobs ...More information

Northern Futures 'Open Ideas Day'

Upcoming Eventin 14 days

16th of October 2014, Imagination Lab, LICA Building, Lancaster University

Register now for your chance to participate in the debate on the economic future of the North

The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister is organising a series of open 'idea days' to take...Read full update

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New wave of artists offer a fresh view of China - BBC News http://t.co/1n6OidHPHX via @martyn_evans

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Join us @ImaginationLanc to design and debate the future of Northern Cities on 16th October http://t.co/WSfKUSr9bm #northernfutures

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RT @paulhekkert: Matthijs van Dijk recording his video for #idetudelft’s coming MOOC on designing. And his feet. http://t.co/ytQytgAXLf

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Study shows education level important factor: What drives unconventional political participation? http://t.co/lKbrMBEiWz via @participatory

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Video: David Tyfield & John Urry on Energy & Society http://t.co/3PjOMDWqqA

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Help map our future: only 20 places available for @DPMoffice Northern Futures Lancaster 'Open Ideas Day' http://t.co/Fh4CflEyoD

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Co-Design FaceMooc - A creative, collaborative learning experience for designers into co-design http://t.co/DOXigwEPU9 @PROUD_Europe

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RT @LICAatLancaster: *Welcome* to all our LICA Freshers! We hope you have a great Freshers Week. Don't forget to tweet your pics using #l…

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RT @martyn_evans: Fully funded AHRC PhD Studentship: Digital Design for Creative Consultation at @ImaginationLanc http://t.co/Buqfe4XGTy

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And we feel fine? via @odannyboy: The End of Design As We Know It http://t.co/tYqHPL0c0x

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