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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.


Ethics of Data

BBC R&D video released for European Data Protection Day.

As part of the developing research area concerned with the ethics of data, BBC Research & Development wants to understand how it can demonstrate excellence in data privacy & security for people using connected services. As part...Read full update


This year’s theme is Better by Design: Environment, Society & Self and we are delighted to welcome two leading experts in their fields to speak on this topic. ...Read full update

Call for Presentations Open!

The Design PhD Conference 2015 is pleased to invite proposals for presentations - Submission deadline: 13th April 2015

We now invite proposals for presentations from 1) doctoral students in their final year, or 2) recent PhD graduates.   Only submissions from students who have...Read full update

Tomorrow's designers will collaborate in a more holistic way

Articleby Emmanuel Tsekleves
Tomorrow's designers will collaborate in a more holistic way

What would the role of designers of the future be? An article by The Guardian (27-01-15) emphasises the increasingly cross-boundary role designers have to fulfil in tomorrow's society.  The article also features our new Design Interactions degree as a great example of a design course of the future, which responds well to the new role that designers must fulfil and employers expect. ...Read full article

Conference Poster Exhibition - Submissions Invited

Conference Poster Exhibition - Submissions Invited

Submissions invited to the Conference Poster Exhibition - Submission deadline: 13th April 2015

The Design PhD Poster Exhibition The poster exhibition allows delegates, including more junior PhD students and Masters students contemplating a PhD, to present their areas of research interest,...Read full update

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RT @MysticMobile: A great taster video from @BBCRD @cubicgarden on data protection http://t.co/LpNGH9hKOW with lots of smart people and me

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RT @martyn_evans: User research for government services: 8 strategies that worked for us https://t.co/bNmAGRGrMQ

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RT @AuthorsWorld: Busy planning 2015 events thanks to research planning toolkit designed by @ideas_team at @LancasterUni. V productive! htt…

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RT @FictionWare: .@joegalen's article about #design-fiction, art, and science for student run journal Experimentation Online: http://t.co/b…

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The subliminal power of city fonts http://t.co/2gGH66G3Ci

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RT @chrisspeed: CFP: Algorithmic Practices: Emergent interoperability in the everyday at RGS-IBG 2015 http://t.co/y3mM2dTo6s with @Eric_Lau

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