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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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European Design Days - Brussels

European Design Days - Brussels

Understanding the network of studies related to our project “Design Value: The Role of Design in Innovation”

As part of the process of review of previous literature and studies related to our project “Design Value: The Role of Design in Innovation”, we attended the European Design Days the...Read full update

Come and work with us! Funded PhD in Social Media research

Come and work with us! Funded PhD in Social Media research

Imagination is looking for someone interested in exploiting the potential of social media to share information and promote collaboration as part of a new project called Leapfrog. This 3 year £1.25million AHRC project will explore how we can help more people be more creative and collaborative with a...Read full update

Final Workshop DeSID project

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Final Workshop DeSID project

27th of October 2014

The DeSID workshop was held on the 27th October at the Design Council in London. The aim of the workshop was to discuss the role of Design for Service Innovation and Development, reflecting on the data gathered from six case studies and an international survey...Read full update

Meeting at Business Design Centre

Meeting at Business Design Centre

Kick off meeting of our project "Design Value: The Role of Design in Innovation"

The 11th July the kick off meeting of our project “Design Value: The Role of Design in Innovation” was held in the Business Design Centre in London. The attendees of the meeting were: Prof. Rachel Cooper and...Read full update

Playing computer games could help as physical therapy for Parkinson's sufferers

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Playing computer games could help as physical therapy for Parkinson's sufferers

Article published by The Daily Mirror on my research work & journal article on the design of computer games for combatting some of the symptoms of Parkinson’s. ...More information

Hack Lancaster: A 24hr hackathon in celebration of local data in Lancaster.

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Hack Lancaster: A 24hr hackathon in celebration of local data in Lancaster.

29th of November 2014, A-wing, Lancaster Castle

As part of the ongoing ‘Beyond the Castle’ project, Lancaster City and County Councils will be running an intensive hack day in Lancaster Castle at the end of this month.

The hackathon will bring together local coders,...Read full update

Creative Facilitation in Research, FASS Workshop Event

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Creative Facilitation in Research, FASS Workshop Event

8th of December 2014, ImaginationLab, LICA Building

Creative Facilitation in Research: Tools and Techniques for Engaging Individuals, Groups and Communities

12:30 - 16:00, 8th December 2014, ImaginationLab, LICA The IDEAS for Impact project is offering all academics and...Read full update

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RT @WIRED: How designers recreated Alan Turing's code-breaking computer for "Imitation Game" http://t.co/OpryKnKqFJ

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RT @_Design4Change: Article on video games for Parkinson's becomes viral receiving a lot of attention in Australia http://t.co/JA0ScSq90x @…

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RT @emmaleemurphy: Looking for a funded PhD in social media with the fantastic @ImaginationLanc, collaborating with @GSofA? Read on! http:/…

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RT @martyn_evans: Come and work with us! Funded PhD in Social Media research via @imaginationlanc http://t.co/DI2qBJutJ6

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RT @CloudMinder: Embrace the arts, engineers told http://t.co/LKctAia4Uu

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Hack Lancaster: A 24hr hackathon in celebration of local data in Lancaster. http://t.co/47tL5RoQRQ

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Playing computer games could help as physical therapy for Parkinson's sufferers - Mirror Online http://t.co/QnD13l6QVZ from @_Design4Change

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Service design for public services conference in Cardiff http://t.co/NQwtC30sdn via @lelil

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Read the Active Parks Design Report from @_Design4Change http://t.co/mKL8BS52zs

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From the Knowledge Economy to the Human Economy http://t.co/kquv8qiiYH via @cmalcolm

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