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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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BIG HEALTH DATA & Privacy Preserving Practices

BIG HEALTH DATA & Privacy Preserving Practices

Ethics through Design Workshop – 28thNov. 2018, 09:00 – 16:30, ImaginationLab, Lancaster University

Big data has big potential for healthcare. From epidemiological analysis to early diagnosis, the datafication of life opens up new opportunities for preventative, diagnostic and therapeutic...Read full update

Tracing Tides in Sunderland Point – a collaborative cartographic workshop.

Tracing Tides in Sunderland Point – a collaborative cartographic workshop.

On November 16th we led a first cartographic workshop in which we immersed ourselves in the tidal environment of Sunderland Point and mapped its environmental, historical, and cultural flows.   The event was divided into two parts: ...Read full update

Funding Accelerator: Why Be Involved?

Articleby Sharon Summers, Leon Cruickshank
Funding Accelerator: Why Be Involved?

The Funding Accelerator Co-design for health and wealth Funding Accelerator is a HEIF funded project led by Professor Leon Cruickshank from Lancaster University.  The aim is for public, private, and third sector organisations to create projects in collaboration with Lancaster University to not only further research but also provide tangible benefits for their local community. ...Read full article

Funding Accelerator: Take Up Space Success!

Articleby Sharon Summers, Leon Cruickshank
Funding Accelerator: Take Up Space Success!

One of our project teams - Jenna Gardner Head of Design at Blackburn College with Rebecca Johnson Arts and Heritage Manager at Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery - successfully bid for funding to look at developing derilct space next to the museum into an open, multi-purpose, community area.  ...Read full article

Design Policy Union - a new collaborative partnership

Design Policy Union - a new collaborative partnership

Imagination joins forces with Shandong University of Art and Design

Imagination Lancaster have joined forces with Shandong University of Art & Design creating a collaborative design management research ‘think tank’ the Design Policy Union. This ambitious partnership draws on the research...Read full update

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RT @Andy_PBCToday: The new #BIM Today is out now! Featuring the #goldenthread of building information, @_Operam's @paulshillcock on #ISO196…

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RT @embedded_iot: Had a very informative and thought provoking day with everybody @ImaginationLanc. And have come away with some reading ma…

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RT @alan_hook: Speculative Design proposal for an Interspecies Design Toolkit I’ve been working on at @ImaginationLanc which critiques the…

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