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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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Inspiring caregivers at employing playful ways to support people with dementia

Inspiring caregivers at employing playful ways to support people with dementia

at the Ageing Playfully Seminar

The Centre for Ageing Research seminar: 'Ageing Playfully: Inspiring ways to work with people with dementia' held on Wednesday 7th June 2017 at Lancater University provided insights on the value and use of playfulness for caring with people...Read full update

New Inclusive Tools Co-​Designed with Ben Pearson at Healthwatch

New Inclusive Tools Co-​Designed with Ben Pearson at Healthwatch

New inclusive tools co-​​designed with Ben Pearson at Healthwatch in Blackburn have been used to help different groups, varying in age to give their opinion on health and wellbeing related issues with great success.

The three tools created as a result of this project aim and to improve...Read full update

BBC Radio Manchester interview about Remembering Resistance

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BBC Radio Manchester interview about Remembering Resistance

17th of June 2017, BBC Radio Manchester

BBC Radio Manchester's Andy Crane to interview Chris Boyko about the Remembering Resistance project

On 17 June during the Breakfast show (around 07.20), Andy Crane from BBC Radio Manchester will interview Dr. Chris Boyko, Lecturer in...Read full update

Design for Health

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Design for Health

Design for Health illustrates the history of the development of design for health, the various design disciplines and domains to which design has contributed. Through 26 case studies presented in this book, the authors reveal a plethora of design research methodologies and research methods...More information

Someone Else’s Problem Field

Someone Else’s Problem Field

Imagination research conducted as part of the PETRAS project Adoption and Acceptability theme was recently presented at the Association for Computing Machinery’s Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems.

The paper, titled Implications for Adoption, discusses how technology researchers...Read full update

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RT @ProfTriviality: Our Voigt Kampff #designfiction research feat in german design mag around future of dating https://t.co/im0DD1QlsF http…

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RT @ProfTriviality: New post about our latest research for 'House Training the Internet of Things' @PETRASiot https://t.co/IepzAU6u7J #iot…

Tweet@ImaginationLanc, 1 week 2 days ago

RT @joegalen: My time (so far) at @ImaginationLanc has been incredible... not an opportunity to be sniffed at if you're a designer wanting…

Tweet@ImaginationLanc, 1 week 2 days ago

Join us @PHMMcr on 17 June for Remembering Resistance, an event where you can share memories of #Manchester #protest https://t.co/N6wIiQlOFX

Tweet@ImaginationLanc, 1 week 3 days ago

RT @ProfTriviality: We have a couple of #iot design fiction papers at #acmDIS2017 this week https://t.co/BXicB5Rli3 https://t.co/WNhX4n83cO…

Tweet@ImaginationLanc, 1 week 3 days ago

RT @joegalen: The latest domestic #iot research coming out of @PETRASiot. See the @AllsparkEnergy poster at #acmDIS2017 this evening https:…

Tweet@ImaginationLanc, 2 weeks 4 days ago

@_Design4Change's & @RachelFDCooper's 'Design for Health' edited book released this week https://t.co/nkzbY7gY2Z… https://t.co/eRXwgGVtWK

Tweet@ImaginationLanc, 3 weeks 18 hours ago

RT @StuartWalkerUK: In Falmouth for PhD Viva - great views from hotel room of 3rd largest natural harbour in the world @martyn_evans @Imagi

Tweet@ImaginationLanc, 3 weeks 21 hours ago

RT @_klen_: .@ProfTriviality & @adriangradinar running design workshop here in Koper... I am having fun and my students tooo... https://t.c…

Tweet@ImaginationLanc, 3 weeks 1 day ago

RT @sere_miru: Come work with us at Imagination: Research Associate for Visualisation and Impact https://t.co/ckBGsQUJGm

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