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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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Co-design for Health and Wealth: Bid Writing Workshops FAQ

Articleby Sharon Jackson

What is a bid writing workshop? Our overall aim is to share and discuss ideas for collaborative research and engagement projects that will have a positive impact on people’s health and wealth. These workshop events are the first stage and allow people from local government, third sector organisations, the NHS, academics, and other interested parties to get together and develop new ways to collaborate together. ...Read full article

Co-design for Health and Wealth: Masters in Design Management Project Workshop

Articleby Sharon Jackson, Leon Cruickshank, Kiel Long
Co-design for Health and Wealth: Masters in Design Management Project Workshop

As part of their Masters program a group of design management students are doing an intensive 'module in a week' to take a project involving the sensors from idea to prototype. On Monday 19th February they travelled to Blackburn to meet a group of volunteer older residents of the area in order to learn more about their lives and motivations in order to understand their potential needs and incorporate them into their projects. Included in the...Read full article

Little Book of Design Fiction for the Internet of Things

Articleby Paul Coulton, Joe Lindley, Rachel Cooper
Little Book of Design Fiction for the Internet of Things

As output of our work relating to Adoption and Acceptability and the House Training the Internet of Things for the PETRAS Cybersecurity for the Internet of Things Research Hub we have created a guide for designers and developers of IoT products and services who may wish to use Design Fiction as part of their design processs. In this little book we explain: ...Read full article

First ImaginAging workshop to pilot test

First ImaginAging workshop to pilot test

a participatory speculative design methodology in Malaysia.

The recently concluded World Urban Forum 2018(WUF) explored what thefuture of cities meant andthe different facets of urbanization. This year’sWUF emphasised the importance of community participation and promoted the...Read full update

Presenting speculative design at Future Earth Early Career Researchers Futures Workshop

Presenting speculative design at Future Earth Early Career Researchers Futures Workshop

at the British Academy produced innovative future scenarios!

I was fortunate to be invited at an event convened by Future Earth, early career researchers across a wide range of fields discussed how sustainability science can advance in the years ahead. ...Read full update

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RT @ProfTriviality: The digital version of Little Book of Design Fiction for the Internet of Things is now FREE! to downlaod via @PETRASiot

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RT @RachelFDCooper: I now have a hard copy of our book. No matter how much I know it’s out there in the digital space... the physical copy…

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RT @joegalen: The world's first introduction to #designfiction as world building, thanks to @EPSRC telling tales for supporting this! Goes…

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RT @joegalen: Invitation to write a nano Design Fiction (Tweet size). It's a bit of fun, but join in and get a free copy of our totally awe…

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RT @ProfTriviality: The Little Book of Design Fiction comes with the bonus content of a short film on Design Fiction as Worldbuilding by @j

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