Design Research at Imagination
presentations from our design research showcase event in March 2022
presentations from our design research showcase event in March 2022
An online presentation of a range of innovative, inter-disciplinary collaborations to deliver fresh perspectives on real world challenges.
Is Your Data Contributing To Climate Change?
Moments of Imagination
Our Challenge: Blood Shortage Crisis
Engagement Event 02 June
We delivered net-zero building design training for people in developing countries
Flourishing Organisations - 20th May 2021
an online film premiere to rival any blockbuster movie
A two-day workshop on Participatory Architecture & Co-design
An series of events to discover our design research interests and make new connections for future collaborations
A pilot project with Ryelands’ primary school
Exploring refurbishing options with Mainway's residents
Presenting findings and getting residents' feedback!
Playing and Co-imagining the future redevelopment
Reflections from the fieldwork in the "door to door engagement" activities for My Mainway
Creative designerly activities at the doorstep!
Touring walk with the councillors to discuss their views about Mainway.
Walking as a way to get to know first-hand sociocultural complexities of urban areas
Designing Interactive Systems conference workshop - 13-14 July 2020
Skype session with collaborators discussing the complexity of smartness - Civil Engineering, University of Birmingham
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 ...
Ethics through Design Workshop – 28thNov. 2018, 09:00 – 16:30, ImaginationLab, Lancaster University
a collaborative cartographic workshop
Pilot testing a participatory speculative design methodology in Malaysia
We will be holding our first bid writing workshop at Blackburn College on 25th January 2018
at the Ageing Playfully Seminar
A one-day event to share stories about the last 50 years of protest in Manchester
BBC Radio Manchester's Andy Crane to interview Chris Boyko about the Remembering Resistance project
Centre for Ageing Research Seminar
Seminar at Center for Codesign Research, CODE part of the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts – School of Design
set to define the local challenges and needs for understanding the home as a source of infection through AMR dust-born bacteria
Birmingham City Council creating 'bottom-up' natural capital plan using design methods
This is an open call for proposals from artists on the theme of Mobile Utopia 1851-2051
On 24th November The Creative Exchange - a joint project between Lancaster, The Royal College of Art and Newcastle University - held a Parliamentary event...
Join us for our next Skype Session about ecosystem services in cities
Have some interesting stories about sharing? Live in the Moseley and King's Heath area of Birmingham? If so, come to our workshop and share
This event will bring together some current and recent examples of speculative design used as a tool by policymakers and researchers in Whitehall
You can now register for the Design PhD Conference 2015
ProtoPolicy co-design workshops at Miners Court
This year’s theme is Better by Design: Environment, Society & Self and we are delighted to welcome two leading experts in their fields to speak on this top...
IDEAS for Impact ran a session to help early career academics engage with communities outside Lancaster University as part of OED's training programme
Lancaster Sharing City Workshop pushes the boundaries on what sharing means in cities
Showcasing the diversity of Irish & UK creative enterprises and practices
6th Steering Committee Meeting and Consortium Meeting - Copenhagen 24-25 March 2015
Sarah Campbell, Head of Schools, Families and Young People at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London describes the workshop designed and delivered by the...
generated public interest and discussion on energy use in the home
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 Design PhD Conference 2015 will be held in the LICA Building, Lancaster University
IDEAS for Impact ran a workshop to offer strategic and practical support for academics from across Lancaster University interested in developing more impac...
Researchers and academics from the Faculty of Arts and Social Science attended a workshop on Creative Facilitation in Research on Monday 8th December. The...
As part of the ongoing ‘Beyond the Castle’ project, Lancaster City and County Councils will be running an intensive hack day in Lancaster Castle at the end...
Register now for your chance to participate in the debate on the economic future of the North
The Oslo School of Architecture and Design has organised the third symposium on Relating Systems Thinking and Design. I have been asked to contribute to th...
3D printing is a hugely disruptive technology, with implications that reach deep into business models, engineering approaches and cultural assumptions. Und...
We will be showcasing the 2nd version of our interactive xylophone in Lancaster City Centre (Market Square) on Wednesday the 20th of August
3…2…1 Blastoff! IDEAS for Impact Tweet up launches for the first time
Focusing on ‘Interesting Group Collaborations’
Come along to our fully funded Services in the City (Open Data) Design Jam on Tuesday 3rd of June 2014
Want to make your walks in the park more fun?
The first Working With Groups event took place at The Storey in Lancaster. Participants ranged from leaders of Friends Groups for green space projects, a S...
In the final year of PROUD, our Essen partner the Red Dot Design Museum is hosting the PROUD forum. This international forum aims to explore how design as ...
Exploring the values and implications of co-design approaches at the PROUD Forum
It was a well timed opportunity to participate in PROUD FORUM in Germany
(but it needs to work with others disciplines!)
Great fun and lots of great ideas and responses to the project
Visit us on the 5th of May in Ryelands Park and take part in making Lego movies of the health trail!
Due to high demand, places are filling up fast for the ServDes 2014 conference. Book now to guarantee entry
Do you want to take part in shaping how the walks at Ryelands Park can be more active and fun?
Discover the power of open data to create new and innovative products and services
Making it Fun, Effective and Collaborative
Hackathon Weekender: open data & wearable tech - 15th-16th March (Sat/Sun) 10am start at Manchester Science Park
Third focus group in Birmingham about wellbeing and mobilities
Kevin Roberts will inspire and inform an audience of creative and digital small and medium businesses
Its not really fair to start a presentation with the promise of ‘6 magic words to guarantee a top rated impact statement for the REF’ but this was a start...
N8 'New Thinking from the North' network holds its fourth workshop in Lancaster
Call for Papers: wide range of contributions accepted; these include - Full length research papers; short papers; workshop proposals. All submissions are s...
N8 'New Thinking from the North' network holds its third workshop in Manchester
Towards a mature Service Design Research field: building up the knowledge
The conference is taking place on the 26th and 27th September 2013 at Lancaster University, and is aimed at exploring and propagating new mutually benefici...
N8 'New Thinking from the North' network holds its second workshop in Sheffield
One day workshop closely examining 'Design Thinking' as a key tool in strategy development
Together with Leon and Gemma from PROUD we met with Helen Ryan, Public Realm Officer at Lancaster City Council, on Friday morning. Having revisited the key...
ServDes2014 conference is approaching and more detailed planning is happening!
ImaginationLancaster are hosting the first of a series of highly acclaimed events as part of the London Fusion Creative and Digital project
N8 'New Thinking from the North' network holds its first workshop in Durham
Building the Service Design Research Landscape
Laser cutters are extremely useful pieces of equipment and we use the PROUD laser cutter at least a few times a week. There is a danger though that they ar...
New Ideas helping 'FST' to collaborate more effectively and provide a more coherent voice for feedback to strategic proposals through the design of a new ...
'Building Growth' is the second part of the 'Under Construction' series of events, held at the Work Foundation - Thursday 25 July
Lancaster University welcomes consortium members to progress work on DeEP European design innovation policy evaluation tool
Project team discusses progress, engages in knowledge exchange with expert stakeholders
Inaugural workshop: Innovation Policy Evaluation as a Tool for Policy Learning in Dynamic, Complex and Multilevel Policy Systems
Exhibition runs from Friday16th - Tuesday 20th November 2012 at The Storey Creative Industries Centre, Lancaster
This interactive exhibition draws together all the knowledge and ideas emerging from the events and tells the story of the journey 'Beyond the Castle' so f...
Intensive workshop withThe Work Foundation and ImaginationLancaster lays groundwork for DeEP Design Innovation Policy taxonomy
Dutch design week is fast becoming one of the highlights of the global design calendar highlights
Seminar part of Designing Services course at the Department of Design at Aalto University Arts Design and Architecture
DeEP Consortium members debate the European design innovation policy eco-system at intense 2-day workshop
More evidence from the MIoIR project team
On Thursday 27th September the very first Creative Exchange lab was held, at the Digital World Centre in Salford Quays
Our plan for this event was to engage people as co-designers by encouraging them to imagine and to create models of what they wanted to see in the park
Do you want to help shape the future of one of Lancaster's oldest public spaces? Come along and take part in a drop in co-design session on the Priory Gree...
Designing Tools for Designing Knowledge Exchange & High Impact Research
Beyond the Castle SECOND event in 2012. Don't miss your chance to be involved in shaping the future of a public park in Lancaster
DeEP host a high-level design innovation policy workshop in London attended by key UK stakeholders
It was at 9.20am on Saturday 4th August that we knew this co-design event was really going to work. The model of the open spaces beyond the castle had been...
Volunteer information and development session on Weds 25th July
In Olympic countdown week, we kicked off our volunteer development programme for the PROUD funded, Lancaster City Park project, with two volunteer develop...
As one of the leading thinks in the field, Peter lead a workshop with PhD students on the nature, restrictions and future of Open Design
We are pleased to announce an open invitation to the launch of the PROUD project at ImaginationLab on the 8th May. Keynote speaker is Stéphane Vincent, fou...
The Urban Futures project is ending this April and the team is giving away free copies of their Practitioner Guide to celebrate
Findings from an online survey about density and decision-making to be discussed in Vancouver, Canada
The Urban Futures team meet for two days in Lancaster
Launching the Environment 2.0 project connecting the arts and innovation in mobile and social technologies with the renewed urgency surrounding climate cha...
Service Development and Action Planning
Customer Centred Innovation
The Role of Service Thinking in Product Orientated SMEs
Workshop 3: Next Generation Sustainability in Policy 13th May 2011, Innovation Space, BIS, London
Design and the Big Society brought design researchers together with others from politics, journalism, technology and finance to consider the relationship b...
The Designing Spaces for Creative Collaboration and Co-design workshop brought together a multidisciplinary group of designers, designer makers and craftsp...
The Future of TV-workshop brought together experts from BBC’s R&D (Research and Development) section and students from the doctoral programme HighWire at L...
Using a highly interactive and engaging process that built on the participating parties’ own experience with development processes and collaboration, this ...
Event bringing together Service Designers and GPs to exchange views and practices related to the newly developed programme of GP Commissioning
Workshop with local authority and private sector decision-makers to understand the sustainability issues of an urban regeneration site in Lancaster city ce...
A workshop facilitated by Imagination with one of the local GP practices, involving a multidisciplinary group of stakeholders exploring the issues and poss...
We delivered a networking workshop as part of the LICA LEAD programme in collaboration with Frank Dawes and Becky Gordon from the Creative Industries Unit ...
We delivered a bespoke session on efficient network management for one high-tech company
This workshop has looked at Social Networks and how value can be created through them by providing simple and hands-on tools to benefit from your contacts....
A one-day EcoMap Lab to build a shared understanding on how to map the environment (eg. energy, waste & mobility), aggregate the data and visualize it to p...
A one day Open Lab unconference event exploring the theme of designing citizen science and mass participation projects on the environment, biodiversity and...
The complex relationship between environment and technology forms one strand of the Social Technologies Summit conference at Futuresonic 2009
Collaborative sandpit workshop involving an interdisciplinary group who came together to devise the Futuresonic 2009 Participatory Mass Observation project...
Event provoking new thinking on environmental sustainability and at innovative approaches to grass roots and creative intervention on the environment
A two day workshop at Lancaster University in December 2007 brought together a diversity of people to pathfind the Environment 2.0 research agenda and futu...