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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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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

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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

Amazing and Disastrous Group Work

Amazing and Disastrous Group Work

Honest insights into the challenges and benefits of group work were shared by local government officers across Lancashire, all who have elements of public consultation, planning or group work in their roles as they took part in the last of the 'Working With Groups' event series at...Read full update

Article about density & design published in The Guardian

Article about density & design published in The Guardian

Misunderstanding density: Why we are building the wrong sort of cities

Dr. Christopher Boyko published an article today (29 July, 2014) in The Guardian's Housing Network pages about understanding density in cities. The article is based on empirical research undertaken with Prof. Rachel Cooper...Read full update

Creative and playful ways for collecting user data

Creative and playful ways for collecting user data

Using arts, crafts and Lego to creating enticing generative interview probes

Capturing data 'in the wild' (non-lab based environments) is always a challenge, as attracting participants for short interviews or data capture is extremely difficult. Associate research members of the 'Behaviours...Read full update

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RT @SmartCityexpo: A #SmartCrosswalk laced with #sensors that lights as soon as someone sets foot on it http://t.co/asIcCyNsTR http://t.co/…

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RT @_Design4Change: Active Parks & the interactive Xylophone in the local press @catalystproj @LancasterUni @GuardianDigital http://t.co/RL…

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RT @homobil: Design for Sustainability - TEDx-Talk by Stuart Walker from @ImaginationLanc http://t.co/NMvaOg6tPw”

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RT @_Design4Change: Interactive xylophone rings the changes for Ryelands Park. Visit us in Market square @ Lancaster - Wed 20 August. @cata

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RT @guardian: Labour vows to overhaul Gove's A-level reforms http://t.co/Dkgv5AIent

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RT @bisgovuk: Can you help shape UK #science & #innovation strategy: tell us how you'd boost innovation? https://t.co/lKiMVs61o2 http://t.…

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RT@martyn_evans: Here's How North Korean Architects Envision The Future http://t.co/Djv0XHBXjp

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