We are...

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.


Digital Installations in Hawkshead Church

Articleby Paul Coulton

As part of our Creating and exploring Digital Empathy project we have recently installed a system at St Michael’s and All Angels in Hawkshead, which allows people to type in prayers that are then projected onto the church’s interior wall. These prayers are then shared in a similar way with St Peter De Beauvoir Town Church in Hackney. The Diocese of Carlisle have created their own fil shown below to highlight the...Read full article

Top design researchers needed

Top design researchers needed

Three new jobs are available at ImaginationLancaster. We are looking for a Reader/Professor in Design, a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Service Design and a Senior RA in Urban Design.

Successful candidates will join our internationally recognised and highly motivated team of academics who are...Read full update

Guest Blog: Making Spaces for Democracy

Articleby Anna Winters
Guest Blog: Making Spaces for Democracy

There are many criteria on which you can challenge an organisation to be creative.  They include leadership; external and internal networking; systems and processes; inclusivity and flat structures; a commitment to translate creative thought into practice (innovation) and ‘creative spaces’. ...Read full article

Seeking applicants for Senior Research Associate position on the Liveable Cities project

Seeking applicants for Senior Research Associate position on the Liveable Cities project

Interested in making cities more liveable? Have a background in urban design, architecture or design management? This job might be for you!

ImaginationLancaster seeks to appoint a Senior Research Associate to work on an EPSRC funded Liveable Cities project. The project is an ambitious...Read full update

Review of Designing Sustainability in SUBLIME MAGAZINE

Articleby Stuart Walker
Review of Designing Sustainability in SUBLIME MAGAZINE

A review of the book Designing Sustainability by Stuart Walker appeared in the 29 June 2015 edition of the sustainable lifestyle magazine SUBLIME. The article, published in the Book Review section, can be read here. ...Read full article

Tweet@ImaginationLanc, 10 hours 32 min ago
Tweet@ImaginationLanc, 16 hours 38 min ago

RT @RachelFDCooper: We are looking for a top design researcher to join us at @ImaginationLanc http://t.co/E4kc3fwb2d

Tweet@ImaginationLanc, 22 hours 19 min ago

The postdoc experience: hopes and fears http://t.co/7vboniU7CP

Tweet@ImaginationLanc, 1 day 2 hours ago

RT @ideas_team: We have a new planning tool! If you'd like early access to it, please message us asap. http://t.co/XVj3SDh8bo

Tweet@ImaginationLanc, 4 days 21 hours ago

RT @martyn_evans: Video: What is service design? featuring @mat_hunter from the @designcouncil Design Council http://t.co/MTvutGLpbf

Tweet@ImaginationLanc, 5 days 6 hours ago

RT @marlefever: On my way to @ImaginationLanc for the #design phd conference. Looking forward to meeting sparked minds

Tweet@ImaginationLanc, 5 days 6 hours ago

RT @martyn_evans: Research Assistant in Urban Design at @ImaginationLanc working on http://t.co/2Q7XVK4LS2 with @RachelFDCooper http://t.co…

Tweet@ImaginationLanc, 5 days 22 hours ago

RT @policy4design: Why @ImaginationLanc is a great place to work (found on a whiteboard leftover from a workshop). Values I agree with.. ht…

Tweet@ImaginationLanc, 6 days 18 hours ago

RT @GdnHigherEd: "The notion that arts and music are not seen as ‘hard’ enough subjects is damaging to the economy" http://t.co/2qvfz41JcF…

Tweet@ImaginationLanc, 1 week 1 day ago

RT @martyn_evans: Designers mentioned in "The value of UK universities" as a key contributor to the UK economic performance: https://t.co/…

Recently Updated

Liveable CitiesLiveable Cities Liveable Cities Transforming the Engineering of Cities for Global and Societal Wellbeing
IDEAS for ImpactIDEAS for Impact IDEAS for Impact A project to help Lancaster University academics undertake high impact, excellent research.
ProtoPolicyProtoPolicy ProtoPolicy Using design fiction to help politicians and community groups imagine the future implications of policy ...
Active ParksActive Parks Active Parks Co-designing a Health trail in Ryelands Park
OpTexOpTex OpTex Open innovation for textile-like materials made on a paper machine.
Design Value: The Role of Design in InnovationDesign Value: The Role of Design in Innovation Design Value: The Role of Design in Innovation Exploring the roles design can play in innovation and the conditions enabling those roles
London Creative and Digital FusionLondon Creative and Digital Fusion London Creative and Digital Fusion Ambitious £5m project to inspire and support growth in the digital industries
Design PhD Conference 2015Design PhD Conference 2015 Design PhD Conference 2015 Better by Design: Environment, Society & Self
LeapfrogLeapfrog Leapfrog Leapfrog – transforming public sector consultation by design is a £1.2 million 3 year Arts and Humanities ...