Launch: Collaboration and Impact Toolbox

The IDEAS for Impact project have launched a new free online resource to help Lancaster academics collaborate and initiate high impact research. 

Our approach in IDEAS for Impact involves the design of tools that help facilitate impactful research through collaboration. Just like ordinary physical tools (screwdrivers, hammers and so on), with skilled application they can be used to achieve wonderful things. 

We have created a new website to share four of the most effective and useful tools we have developed in the project. If you are on the Lancaster University network you can access all of them for free.

If you are outside Lancaster University you can still download one of the tools and see the details of all the others.

In the next 12 months we will be adding to this set of tools so if you would like to be informed when we release new tools then join our mailing list.

Publication Date

28th of April 2014

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CruickshankCruickshank Leon Cruickshank Open Design and Innovation, User Centred and User-Led Design, Interactive Design, Technology and Society, Design Methodology, Design Theory and Philosophy
WhithamWhitham Roger Whitham Human-Computer Interaction, Collaboration, Tools, Visualisation, Virtual Work Environments, Facilitation
WareingWareing Laura Wareing Co-design, design for the public sector, tool design
BirchallBirchall Sam Birchall AI, Programming, Philosophy, Knowledge Exchange, Pedagogy

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