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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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Design for Service Innovation and Development

OutcomeReport
Design for Service Innovation and Development

This report organises materials from DeSID research activities. It summarises and presents the theoretical framework, case studies and survey data to then report insights from discussions during the final workshops. Two short essays from international guests also provide further materials for...More information

Keynote by Sara Parkin OBE

Keynote Title: Sustainability Literacy in Life and Design

This keynote will look at ways of conceptualising the problems we face as a society, so that the solutions become more apparent. It considers strategies and tools for deciding and acting in a way that favours sustainability in...Read full update

Keynote by Dorothy Mackenzie

Keynote Title: Envisioning the Circular Economy: the role of design in focusing on future opportunities

The circular economy is attracting a lot of interest from businesses and government. However, much discussion is theoretical, abstracted and generalised, making it hard for individual...Read full update

Working With Young People: Universal Challenges?

Working With Young People: Universal Challenges?

There seems to be an emerging case that some challenges of engaging with young people are universal, across all types of engagement, from one-to-one working up to national policy. As unlikely as this seems our tentative analysis of our first activity exploring public sector engagement with young...Read full update

Schools and education chiefs need to up their game...

Schools and education chiefs need to up their game...

...published by leading magazine in education technology!

The article published in Education Technology draws from research conducted on the use of games in education by studying all relevant published research work. ...Read full update

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RT @MysticMobile: 185 views of my #EAD11 slides on games and behaviour change since yesterday I should of had a bigger room ;) http://t.co/…

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RT @MysticMobile: My slides for 'The role of game design in addressing behaviour change' #EAD11 #gamedesign #games http://t.co/Z07K9QqQvv v…

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RT @FictionWare: Our FictionWare internet of things product sheet for workshops is available here http://t.co/J4ZyrelU1g #iot

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RT @participatory: The haves and the have nots: is #CivicTech impacting the people who need it most? http://t.co/oPAymMoanW #OpenGov

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That's two roles going at Imagination - web developer https://t.co/dvmsvsnxtj and PA to the bosses: https://t.co/YG9xjeoEqu

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RT @ideas_team: We are hiring! We're looking for a Collaborative Web App Developer. Interested? http://t.co/c8BNJoXdv5

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RT @RachelFDCooper: I am looking for someone to work with me and the team to 'keep Imagination Brilliant' @ImaginationLanc http://t.co/LUES…

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RT @sarah_teasley: @sarah_teasley: Excited for day one of the #ProtoPublics Sprint Workshop at @ImaginationLanc, with @lixindex @guyjulier

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RT @MyCommunity21: Mapping human assets in #social design #protopublics @MyCommunity21 @ImaginationLanc @artsbrighton http://t.co/2cL14hOSSo

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