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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.


Food design for sustainability

Food design for sustainability

Lancaster University facilitated a Food Design for Sustainability workshop at the Design Research Society 50th Anniversary Conference, Brighton, 27th July, 2016

  Dr Stephen Clune, Prof. Adrian Friday and Dr Roger Whitham from Lancaster University facilitated a Food Design for...Read full update

What If workshop at Age UK HQ

What If workshop at Age UK HQ

...exploring dementia futures using design fictions

A workshop conducted at Age UK HQ in London with members across different departments ofAge UK provided a number of insights into the current challenges people face with dementia. It explored preferable futures for a dementia-friendly society...Read full update

Utopian Urban Futures

Utopian Urban Futures

Nick Dunn gave a keynote address at the international conference in Leeds.

His presentation, 'Future Cities: palimpsest of the utopic imagination' framed the significance of how cities have been represented through their questioning of reality, reshaping our spatial conceptions or...Read full update

Presentation on design fictions for digital healthcare receives attention at eHealth conference

Presentation on design fictions for digital healthcare receives attention at eHealth conference

A paper on "design fictions: a tool for debating societal, legal and ethical aspects of personal and pervasive health systems presented at the EAI International Conference on Personal, Pervasive and mobile Health (PPmH) received a lot of attention and generated discussion on its potential as...Read full update

Designing the Future

Designing the Future

Nick Dunn invited by Cheltenham Design Foundation as an expert on the future of cities.

Nick contributed to a panel discussion on the Future of Cities at Cheltenham Design Festival. The notion of the ‘ideal city’ evolves with changing technologies. Populations adapt and imaginations run...Read full update

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