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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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Behaviours that Stick in the Campus in the City...

Behaviours that Stick in the Campus in the City...

...generated public interest and discussion on energy use in the home

In an event held in the Campus in the City venue in Lancaster on the 24th of February, members of the Behaviours that Stick project exhibited the creative outcome of the project. This included several energy use calendars,...Read full update

A playful workshop for ageing playfully...

A playful workshop for ageing playfully...

...with our senior co-designers enjoying themselves.

In our first in a series of workshops the team used playful and creative ways to explore the range and type of activities enjoyed by all. This led to the co-creation of  a series of collages and moodboards of favourite past, present,...Read full update

Understanding High-Impact Research Through Mode 1 and Mode 2 Research Approaches.

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Understanding High-Impact Research Through Mode 1 and Mode 2 Research Approaches.

For many academics in the UK the current Research Excellence Framework (REF) has pulled the notion of impact and impactful research into focus. This paper explores the notion of high impact research and how this relates to traditional notions of research activity and quality. ...More information

Measures to Assess Wellbeing in Low-Carbon-Dioxide Cities

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Measures to Assess Wellbeing in Low-Carbon-Dioxide Cities

Policies aimed at reducing carbon dioxide emissions often focus on the need to change existing behaviours and social practices as well as to provide technological advances in energy supply, waste, transport, industry and infrastructure. While fundamentally important to the mitigation of climate...More information

Workshop at the V&A Museum

Workshop at the V&A Museum

The IDEAS for Impact team are busy preparing for an exciting workshop at the V&A museum in London on the 24th of February.

The IDEAS for Impact team are working on a workshop for staff in the Learning Department at the V&A museum.  The Learning Department staff have a very busy...Read full update

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RT @_Design4Change: Co-designing with children with autism. Great mad inventions and design themes.. http://t.co/0lxcQ1YTCx @LICAatLancast

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RT @CampusintheCity: Coming up this week: explore the emotional connection between home energy users and electrical appliances on Tuesday

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RT @_Design4Change: Co-designing with people with Dementia: A playful workshop for ageing playfully...http://t.co/0nwwiMnpC7 @DefyDementiaL

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RT @martyn_evans: Warwick Commission launches report into the future of cultural value | via @johnmathers2 http://t.co/q83746dTBd

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RT@martyn_evans: Still seething bout this - Arts and creativity 'squeezed out of schools' http://t.co/CuSH1xxlyW

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