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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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PhD Studentships related to Design for the Internet of Things

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PhD Studentships related to Design for the Internet of Things

We are pleased to offer two funded PhD studentships to work in conjunction within Imagination academics in two areas related to Design in the Internet of Things. These two posts provide not only the opportunity to work with leading design academics but in conjunction with the recently established UK Cyber Security Research Hub for the internet of thins which includes nine of the country’s leading universities (PETRAS). PhD Design Fiction for The...Read full article

Dark Matters: A Manifesto for the Nocturnal City

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Dark Matters: A Manifesto for the Nocturnal City

Nick Dunn's new book, 'Dark Matters: A Manifesto for the Nocturnal City', examines the fundamental relationships between being human and urban landscapes at night. The book proposes that our contemporary world of commerce has robbed urban dwellers of something more than sleep. ...More information

Farm biosecurity workshop facilitated by Imagination Lancaster

Farm biosecurity workshop facilitated by Imagination Lancaster

Utilising design thinking to tackle farm biosecurity

Stephen Clune and Emmanuel Tsekleves facilitated two biosecurity hackathons  on behalf of the N8 Agri-food network, University of Sheffield and DEFRA. The events took a trans disciplinary approach to identifying the challenges and...Read full update

Liveable Cities facilitates important Birmingham workshops

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Liveable Cities facilitates important Birmingham workshops

1st of November 2016, Highbury Hall, Birmingham

Birmingham City Council creating 'bottom-up' natural captial plan using design methods

The Liveable Cities team from Lancaster went to Birmingham on 2 November to facilitate two workshops on behalf of Birmingham City Council. The...Read full update

Presentations at Alzheimer Europe Conference..

Presentations at Alzheimer Europe Conference..

..attract a lot of attention!

The presentation of the work related to participatory design fiction as a tool to engage the public in debate on dementia-friendly futures and the Ageing Playfully cards have generated a lot of interest at the Alzheimer Europe Conference in Denmark. The...Read full update

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