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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.


EAD 2011 Paper Presentation

Event7 years, 8 months and 14 days ago

4th of May 2011, European Academy of Design Conference, Porto, Portugal

Can the Chile Miner Rescue Operation in 2010 help us understand practices, methods and concepts of human-centered design? If so, what can we learn?

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Urban Futures workshop with Lancaster City Council

Event8 years, 1 month and 8 days ago

9th of December 2010, The Storey, Lancaster

Workshop with local authority and private sector decision-makers to understand the sustainability issues of an urban regeneration site in Lancaster city centre

The aim of the workshop was for the Urban Futures team to meet with...Read full update

Density survey goes live in May 2011!

Event7 years, 8 months and 15 days ago

3rd of May 2011

Views needed on aspects of density and decision-making in the urban environment

The aim of the Urban Futures density survey is to obtain views from informed practitioners, policymakers and academics on aspects of density and decision-making in the urban...Read full update

Commissioning and Design event

Event7 years, 11 months and 9 days ago

8th of February 2011, Design Council, London

Event bringing together Service Designers and GPs to exchange views and practices related to the newly developed programme of GP Commissioning

‘GP Commissioning and Design’ was a half-day event that brought together Service...Read full update

New User-Led Design Processes for Digital Fabrication

New User-Led Design Processes for Digital Fabrication

Looking at rapid manufacturing and 3D printing this conference presentation explores the issues fro the design profession and draws comparisons with the aspirations of the Arts and Crafts movement, radical design groups such as Archigram and presents a set of conceptual tools to provoke further...Read full update

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