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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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Funding Accelerator Launch Event

Articleby Sharon Summers, Leon Cruickshank
Funding Accelerator Launch Event

On Wednesday 28th November we held a launch event in Blackburn for the second stage of the HEIF funded Funding Accelerator project. We held the event in the Victorian Gallery at Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery, an open and inspiring space reminding us of all the innovative ideas which blossomed in the Victorian Age.  ...Read full article

Future of the workplace and the Government Estate

Articleby Nick Dunn
Future of the workplace and the Government Estate

Professor Nick Dunn was recently invited to contribute to the workshop, Future of the workplace and the Government Estate, held in London on 3rd December 2018. The event was run by the Cabinet Office's Open Innovation Team, who help Whitehall departments generate analysis and ideas by deepening collaboration with academics. Nick's involvement forms part of his ongoing work on futures and examining alternatives beyond current path...Read full article

Design PhD students to coordinate International Workshop Sessions at ADIM 2019 conference.

Design PhD students to coordinate International Workshop Sessions at ADIM 2019 conference.

Imagination is proud to announce that four of our Design PhD students have been invited to manage and coordinate all activities related to the forthcoming ADIM 2019 conference in London. This is a remarkable achievement given the tough international competition by leading universities from around...Read full update

Imagination to coordinate ADIM workshops

Imagination to coordinate ADIM workshops

Imagination is lead partner to coordinate workshops at prestigious ADIM conference, London 2019.

Dr David Hands is main academic lead partner to manage and coordinate workshop sessions at the forthcoming Academy of Design Innovation Management conference, London 2019.  ...Read full update

Quote on the resurgence analogue products featured in the Telegraph and

Quote on the resurgence analogue products featured in the Telegraph and

in Yahoo

Liat Joshi's Telegraph aricle (Sat 24 Nov 18) on the resurgence of analogue products in a digital era, featured quoted from Imagination's Emmanuel Tsekleves.  ...Read full update

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RT @paulstweet: “How will we undesign?” A provocation from @catdrew_ at today’s A Design Project for Scotland at the @VADundee @ahrcpress

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RT @HICLancaster: Lessons from global health design with Dr Emmanuel Tsekleves @ImaginationLanc on stand 153 now at #Expo2019NHS https://t.…

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RT @paulstweet: The Design Research for Change Symposium @DesignMuseum on 11th & 12th December 2019 is now FULL. We have a waiting list t…

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RT @_Design4Change: Discopver what motivated the creation of the 1st @thisisDRS SIG on #globalhealth https://t.co/F4qU9OeTvA @ImaginationLa

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RT @benpearson1987: #Edgelands premier date to be announced very shortly, plus some more very exciting news #darwengetshangry @churchpovert

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RT @_Design4Change: Looking forward to our #IASDR2019 workshop on applying #DesignResearch beyond Western context, in Low-middle Income Cou…

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🔟Research Associate vacancies in #design and #architecture close at midnight tonight 🕛 ....apply to join an inspiri… https://t.co/v6xtjiAU1e

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RT @design4sme: Want #design to feature in post-2020 #research and #innovation programmes? Have your say and co-design Horizon Europe progr…

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Our 🔟 Research Associate vacancies close on 12th August...less than a week to apply to join an inspiring team of re… https://t.co/ycQ3W2J97o

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