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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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Future of Health and Healthcare Provision in Cities

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Future of Health and Healthcare Provision in Cities

This paper is concerned with the future of health and healthcare provision in cities in the UK. The primary data was collected at a facilitated workshop held at the Academy of Medical Sciences in September 2015. The workshop was designed to guide participants through a series of exercises in order...More information

Workshop to Design Storytelling Machines

Workshop to Design Storytelling Machines

New ways of telling stories

As part of our research with young people from Barnado’s towards enabling their experiences to be heard to a wide audience but importantly from their own words we ran a physical prototyping workshop. The aim of the workshop was to allow the young people to design...Read full update

The Art & Politics of Walking

The Art & Politics of Walking

Exhibition of work by Nick Dunn at the People's History Museum

The exhibition, Loitering With Intent: The Art & Politics of Walking, explores how walking can be a work of art or a political act. Walking is often taken for granted as an everyday activity but it has extraordinary...Read full update

Dementia Futures workshop at Age UK Blackburn

Dementia Futures workshop at Age UK Blackburn

paves the way for new design fictions!

A participatory design fiction run with a group of senior citizens at Age UK Balckburn has created a number of insights on the way society views dementia and the challenges it faces. Participants engaged actively in a number of activities exploring the...Read full update

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 Sustainability...Read full update

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