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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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Leapfrog Summer School, 4 - 8th July 2016 | Call for Participation

Leapfrog Summer School, 4 - 8th July 2016 | Call for Participation

The Leapfrog Team invite Early Career Researchers (ECR) from across the Arts and Humanities to participate in a Summer School from the 4th­– 8th­ July 2016 at The Institute of Design Innovation’s Highland Studio in Forres – a beautiful town in the North of Scotland.

Sharing co-design methods...Read full update

New tools for engaging with young people

New tools for engaging with young people

An event to share tools to overcome the universal challenges of consulting or engaging with young people.

To conclude Leapfrog’s first major research project, Leapfrog at Lancaster University invites you to a highly interactive event from noon - 4pm on Thursday 25th February 2016 at...Read full update

Young Designers become Young Newspaper Editors

Young Designers become Young Newspaper Editors

Since we designed tools with a group of eleven young people in November last year, Laura has been putting together a newspaper that contains the tools and stories of how they could be used, which Leapfrog intends to share widely with other young people and social workers. In the spirit of...Read full update

Design for the Internet of Things: New 9.8M EPSRC Hub

Design for the Internet of Things: New 9.8M EPSRC Hub

Imagination is a partner in new interdisciplinary EPSRC Research Hub will to drive forward UK research in the Internet of Things (IoT).

We are delighted to say that Imagination will adding a designerly perspective to a new interdisciplinary Research Hub announced today by Ed Vaizey, Minister...Read full update

Smart design can help us find digital tools to cope with extreme weather

Smart design can help us find digital tools to cope with extreme weather

From relief drones to 3D-printed food and medicine, technology designers can play a vital role keeping us safe in emergencies

Following the recent flooding in the North of the country Emmanuel investigates in his latest Guardian article how design can play a vital role in the re-design of...Read full update

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RT @nicolasnova: “Pushing the limits of design fiction: the case for fictional research papers” by Joel Lindley and @ProfTriviality https:/…

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RT @ProfTriviality: In case you missed it slides from my recent talk on sic-fi and the futures of death https://t.co/UkvY4ihBe8 #designfict…

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RT @AsMirry: Rather tipsy #sketchnotes from yesterday's talk from @chrisspeed "Taking Data for a Walk" hosted by @HighWireDTC https://t.co/…

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New government figures show design forms a substantial part of the UK economy https://t.co/04aZ6oOlTZ

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3D printed jewellery augmented with digital content showing the Internet of things can be beautiful too from @cxhub https://t.co/pmAZx5fSih

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RT @leapfrogtools: Leapfrog invites you to an event to share new tools for engaging with young people in Lancaster. Find out more here http…

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RT @ProfTriviality: Forget Tinder for #chi2016 you need Voight-Kampff for more details review #altchi paper 131 includes free toy! https://…

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RT @ProfTriviality: Calling all would be Blade Runners! https://t.co/Xy2XybVNU9

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RT @_Design4Change: @_Design4Change featured on article on Wearable technology: frivolous gadget or valuable medical tool? https://t.co/iDi…

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Our very own @_Design4Change featured in the Guardian on wearable tech in health https://t.co/dTwHCj8spN @RachelFDCooper @LancasterPress

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