Upcoming co-creation workshops & guided walks in Kilburn, London
We are looking for participants who are familiar with Kilburn area. Get away from your normal routine and come along to have lunch and share your stories a...
We are looking for participants who are familiar with Kilburn area. Get away from your normal routine and come along to have lunch and share your stories a...
Memorandum of Understanding signed between Lancaster University and Lancaster City Council
Transforming communities through placed-based inter-connectivity between enterprise and design
Scan the QR code to find out more about efforts to protect the craft furniture industry of Damietta in Egypt in light of environmental and structural chang...
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Located Making focuses on purposeful goods whose design, production and use are strongly related to the heritage, culture or geography of place. In this sh...
Creative West End Christmas Market and Guerrilla gardening in strategic places in the West End Morecambe
A partnership is forged between ImaginationLancaster and Stanbic Bank’s Accelerate in Botswana.
Reflections from the fieldwork activities
Reducing health inequalities through embedding community participation and co-production in public health systems
Working with international design researchers to improve health and healthcare in Latin America
The Repair Shop 2049: Exploring the Role of Physical-Digital Technologies in Shaping Future Local Sustainable Repair Ecosystems
Reflections from the fieldwork activities
Future Mundane @ Liverpool World Museum
Reflections from the fieldwork activities
ImaginationLancaster interdisciplinary researcher invited as guest editor
Developing policies and tools for transparent, ethical and secure IoT
Professor Nick Dunn appointed as an Ambassador to the Design Council
Strategy and Research Plans for 2021
ImaginationLancaster Design Summit Series 2021
The launch of a series of new short films which capture the essence of the spirit of Imagination
WEF State of Connected World 2020 Edition
Invitation as co-opted ordinary committee member
Installation of COVID 19 & Data Collection Commences
Design For Social Resilience Post COVID - November 6th 2020 - Seoul
Work begins on Iterations of the Algorithm Generated Signage Guidance
Signage Pack available for download
Official custodian of night skies for future generations
The Memory of the city
Building a caravan of the future during a pandemic
of paper on the Challenges & Opportunities in Applying Design Research in the Global South
Mixed Reality Lab Update from Tom Lodge
Media coverage from the region and beyond
On Site and Collecting Data
Funding success for one of our partners
Socio-Technical Design Research for 21st Century Technologies
Initial experts meeting for Experiencing the future mundane project
A two-day workshop on Participatory Architecture & Co-design
Visualising innovation networks in Africa
Using icon design to explore the issues around widespread adoption of AI
Local Trade – Local Wealth NFC cards.
As a result of a 3-day Communication Symposium held in March 2017 in Lancaster, Liveable Cities has produced a series of informative videos.
A new version of the Living Room of the Future (LRofTF) was presented at Tate Modern on the 8th and 9th of February as part of the PETRAS living in the Int...
to empower local communities and Government in Malaysia in addressing social issues in ageing
on October 8-9, 2018 at ImpactHub Kuala Lumpur
We will be presenting a new version of the AHRC funded research project Objects of Immersion in the form of the Living Room of the Future with BBC R&D as p...
with persons aged 50+ living in single occupancy homes
Lancaster University headed to Dehli to facilitate a workshop on contentious spaces
with Government and NGO stakeholders at Sunway University
workshop in Malaysia
and speculative design concepts
at the 4S - TRANSnational Science and Technology Studies conference
at the British Academy produced innovative future scenarios
Tool sharing with Cilip: The Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals
Leapfrog is working closely with Rebecca Addey, a Paediatric Patient Experience Officer at Blackpool Victoria Hospital and her colleagues as part of the Ri...
The convergences of Cemore's interest on playful methods with the design ethos of Imagination were too many to let pass an opportunity for meaningful conve...
The TEDx talk on the role of playfulness in promoting playful behaviours is now part of the TEDx database
proved a great success inspiring many
Featured on Parkinson's UK website
helps develop AHRC proposal
attract a lot of attention
Rachel Cooper and Christopher Boyko received the Best Paper Award 2016 in Urban Design and Planning journal
paves the way for new design fictions
exploring dementia futures using design fictions
New ways of telling stories
Since October last year, Leapfrog has been working with a group of young people to co-design tools to make sure adults in authority hear their voices
New EPSRC Project illustrating Imagination Research in Design Fiction
Leapfrog presented at a workshop led by the Public Collaboration Lab – an AHRC funded research partnership between London Borough of Camden and University ...
Leapfrog held a large, interactive tool sharing event at Lancaster University to close the Major Project 'Working with Young People' and share the tools th...
The Leapfrog Team invite Early Career Researchers (ECR) from across the Arts and Humanities to participate in a Summer School from the 4th– 8th July 2016...
Since we designed tools with a group of eleven young people in November last year, Laura has been putting together a newspaper that contains the tools and ...
about the importance of play in later life
This morning Leapfrog Research Associate, Laura visited a small group of charity volunteers at their offices in Lancaster to share with them inform...
A critical part of Leapfrog’s first major research project is the phase where we will facilitate a co-design process with young people aged 13-17. To prepa...
A Research Dimensions plan for the research that will take place throughout the Working with Young People major project for Leapfrog has been produced
Six open innovation platform case studies have been written for the OpTex project, which cover Fab Labs, Facemooc, LEGO Ideas, MIT Media Lab, .Net Gadgetee...
Paper presented at the 11th Design & Health World Congress
The event marked the lunch of the ProtoPolicy Design Fictions
The TimeTape tools are rolls of paper tape printed with different divisions of time, including a working day and a working week to help groups plan activit...
Interested in making cities more liveable? Have a background in urban design, architecture or design management? This job might be for you!
receives a lot of attention during the Sackler conference on Art, Design and New Technology for Health
The IDEAS for Impact project recently added two new free downloadable tools to the Collaboration and Impact Toolbox website
with a group of older people and Age UK Lancashire
The OpTex project started in earnest recently with a scoping workshop held in the fabulous INNVENTIA laboratories in Stockholm. In this project Imagination...
Official launch of our survey – Collaboration with Innovate UK
Envisioning the Circular Economy: the role of design in focusing on future opportunities
Sustainability Literacy in Life and Design
There seems to be an emerging case that some challenges of engaging with young people are universal, across all types of engagement, from one-to-one workin...
Following the 'Fostering Creativity' workshop for the V&A Museum, IDEAS for Impact has produced a tool for tracking the team's inspiration
Imagination says goodbye to the hugely successful Fusion project
Service Design for Innovation (SDIN) is now seeking 9 outstanding Early Stage Researchers (ESR)
IDEAS for Impact Contributes to OED's Proposal Writing Day
reveals insights on user participation
Sharing and debating policy challenges for the AHRC, UK Universities and the UK Government using collaborative digital tools
Last week I gave a talk to the Computer Arts Society that presented a design manifesto for using games as speculative designs through which players might ...
As part of a research project based in Imagination we have been working on a game called COLD SUN and we are now seeking people to play the game over the ...
and the winner is: Other Bother
After using the zoners in their original form at a few public events, Helen Ryan, Public Realm Development Manager from Lancaster City Council found that s...
in a most playful way
The IDEAS for Impact project developed and delivered a workshop on democratic renewal for the Scottish Government this month
with our senior co-designers enjoying themselves
emerged in our first co-design workshop
Lancaster China Catalyst Programme Businesses meet masters Students on the MSc International Innovation program to develop International R&D projects
The CEDE installations at St Peter's De Beauvoir Town Church have been cited in relation to the argument for WiFi to be installed in every Church of Englan...
Following on from the Tools for Non-written consultation short project, we gained feedback from partners and are refining selected tools for development
The £1.2 million AHRC project launches with a week long workshop and community consultation project drawing together partners from Lancashire with researc...
BBC R&D video released for European Data Protection Day
The Design PhD Conference 2015 was pleased to invite proposals for presentations
Have you thought about a New Year's home energy resolution?
If so, we need you! We are recruiting for our study at Brunel University London
Keynote Speaker announced: Dorothy Mackenzie
Over 5 weeks during November and December 2014 the PROUD team delivered ‘Facemooc’ an innovative, online course in co-design. The first of its kind to uti...
The interactive systems we developed as part of our project on Digital Empathy for St Peter De Beauvoir Town Church in Hackney are featured on BBC Click
A core strand of the work we do at Creative Exchange is looking how knowledge exchange can be incorporated into the training of doctoral students and early...
Understanding the network of studies related to our project “Design Value: The Role of Design in Innovation”
Imagination is looking for someone interested in exploiting the potential of social media to share information and promote collaboration as part of a new p...
Kick off meeting of our project "Design Value: The Role of Design in Innovation"
The LICA Building
Submissions to the Conference Poster Exhibition have now closed
and people's emotional connection with electric appliances
receiving a lot of attention and positive feedback
Imagination Lancaster hosts 'open ideas' day to generate future visions for the North
A workshop for the European Union sponsored Design Days event
The code base produced as part of the BARTER project is being released Open Source so that other communities can benifit from the research
A creative, supportive and collaborative learning experience, aimed at equipping and improving your co-design knowledge, skills and contacts
With presentations from Charles Leadbetter and Liz Sanders preceding our presentation we could not have asked for a better platform for us to talk about th...
Design Management Institute Workshop, by Dr Emma Murphy and Dr Naomi Jacobs
Watch a video of people's thoughts and feedback
Initial thoughts and themes emerging
Liveable Cities researchers finish collecting data on condition of built environment features in neighbourhoods using app
receiving great attention from locals and visitors
Honest insights into the challenges and benefits of group work were shared by local government officers across Lancashire, all who have elements of public ...
Using arts, crafts and Lego to creating enticing generative interview probes
Misunderstanding density: Why we are building the wrong sort of cities
DeSID is a 6-months research project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, investigating the role of Design for Service Innovation and Develo...
IDEAS for Impact offer support and help design tools for a CX event
Watch our video of people interacting with the Xylophone in the park
We were invited to deliver a workshop hosted by the Creativity Team within the Scottish Government, who are responsible for organisational development, lea...
and lots of exercise too
Invited talk given at the stroke rehabilitation and technology at the Royal Society of Medicine
People had lots of fun with this!
Lancashire County Council received the news they’d been waiting for in securing £59,000 for the Heritage Lottery ‘Our Heritage’ Fund (HLF) for an 18 month ...
Available and ready to be distributed to a number of participants
Interactive Xylophone prototype: music, fun and exercise in the park
Working with a group of highly experienced co-designers, group leaders and facilitators, this high level masterclass in Eindhoven explored the nature of ex...
How should public sector workers approach co-design to get the maximum benefit? In collaboration with Lancaster City Council Imagination delivered a master...
Using augmented reality to curate your own art exhibitions
Take part in a fun and creative study and win up to £50 in gift vouchers
A ground-breaking new Masters programme from Lancaster University gives students the opportunity to work on high-impact business projects that develop coll...
How will traditional media such as television and radio adapt as they become part of a larger Internet of Things
Kick off meeting for DeSID at the Design Council
The IDEAS for Impact project has time and funding to support collaborative research projects at Lancaster University
Contrasting perspectives on Co-Design from the industrial heartlands of Germany to the vibrant new landscape of Cape Town, World Design Capital
A most engaging and fun to have participated in co-design workshop
We are recruiting field trial pilot participants for a shiny new bit of wearable tech
Welcome everybody to ServDes 2014; the conference is now officially ‘open’
The PROUD team were keenly aware that our contribution to the CX enabled us to engage with some of the leading international experts in creative knowledge ...
Numbers that Matter Hackathon
The programme is now available for the ServDes.2014 conference in April
The PROUD Project at ImaginationLancaster is developing FaceMooc, a 5 week online course for design professionals that wish to develop and share expertise ...
We are building an international team, with hubs in both the UK and China and are seeking to recruit a Design and Innovation Manager to embed design driven...
The UK PROUD team were aware that through the project so far we have developed a number of highly transferable and useful knowledge exchange tools
Ideas for Impact is a Lancaster University project to support academics across the University in conducting excellent research with significance to the ou...
Last few days of eligibility for 'Early-Bird' registrations available. The deadline to obtain discounted prices for ServDes 2014 ends on 25 February 2014
Following the announcement of €3.8m EU funding to build the European Design Innovation Platform, the consortium starts work and plans its launch event in B...
An Inspirational Masterclass delivered by the Worldwide CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi, Kevin Roberts on Monday 10th of February
For blind and partially sighted people, just navigating around a city can leave them feeling tired, anxious and vulnerable. Can technology make it a seamle...
Three mobilities and wellbeing focus groups took place in Heysham, Morecambe and Lancaster during the week of 1 December 2014... with one more to go
Imagination designed, organised and hosted a five-hour workshop for the Lancaster China Catalyst Programme (LCCP) on the 13th of January 2014. The aim of t...
The final selection of papers for ServDes 2014 is now complete!
Design Council announced that it will be leading a consortium to deliver the European Design Innovation Platform (EDIP) with Lancaster University as key pa...
Making in the City [3D Printing], offered a successful and acclaimed introduction to the series of Cities Design Jams, by the Imagination team at Lancaster
Co-creation through intense collaborative activity...Hexagons and Lego leading innovative 'thinking'
Forty-five arts and humanities practitioners, academics and funding partners gathered at a N8 event in Lancaster to participate in a workshop that explored...
In discussion with Helen, after the 1st test we decided not to design a cover for the metal ground pins available at the Council
This project presented both a significant challenge and a distinct learning curve. However, the final products are the strong and successful result of the ...
The successes at this point included progress made on the commenters. We had refined the notch design to ensure the shapes were a usable size which didn’t ...
I say Oh la la! What a challenge and what fun!
Bringing London-based digital and creative small and medium businesses together to create innovate concepts for cities
Liveable Cities researchers begin collecting data on condition of built environment features in neighbourhoods using app
Lancaster University and Lancaster City Council present their Co-Design of Consultation Tools project at high profile gathering of co-design masters in Ei...
The Work Foundation welcomes back the DeEP Consortium
With the prototypes and designs ready for testing, the full project team met to review the progress. We gave a re-cap of the work completed so far, talking...
The Knowledge Exchange conference was conceived as having three distinct phases and each one of these would have a different feel. With the final morning w...
Useful, well-designed communication and tools played an important role in the interactions taking place at the Knowledge Exchange conference
Since the last meeting, the process of generating ideas, developing and producing tools the team can experiment and play with has moved quickly and yielded...
Marc Tassoul delivered a unique keynote at as part of The Knowledge Exchange conference using sounds rather than words
Some academics know how to dress!
The final event on the Thursday of The Knowledge Exchange conference was a panel session held at the Storey Institute in Lancaster
Naomi Jacobs, Senior Research Associate on The Creative Exchange reflects on the presentation of her paper titled 'Measuring Knowledge Exchange' at The Kno...
Using coffee houses in The Knowledge Exchange Conference as a comfortable location for group discussion around selected themes
Dee Hennessey reflects on the way in which she developed and facilitated a unique and interactive way for the authors to present their conference papers
As preparation for the Knowledge Exchange Conference at Lancaster University in September, the PROUD project arranged for our keynote speaker for the confe...
Imagination are pleased to appoint Pam Hearne as Senior Conference Administrator to the ServDes 2014 Conference team
As part of The Knowledge Exchange conference a New IDEAS digital tool was created to capture a starting point for the conference
The PROUD project in the UK is taking an exciting new direction. After the rather intense, highly designed activities of Beyond the Castle we were looking ...
ServDes2014 has its two key note speakers: Prof. Pelle Ehn (Malmö University) and Dominic Cambpell (Futuregov)
On 26th March, the AB members shared their understanding of what Service Design is and mapped out people/organisations and projects that are related to and...
How do you visulaise 2.5 billion calls and text messages exchanged between 5 million users?
Register soon for the Knowledge Exchange Conference: places are filling up fast with less than 20 remaining
Three Design Management students elected to work with the PROUD project to design a Modular Business Plan for Design Innovation Hubs for their final Master...
Imagination is proud to announce the appointment of Dr Noor Aldoy to the Fusion project team
A warm welcome to Cosmin Popan and Serena Pollastri
Augmented Reality Prototype Demo Ready!
Ideas. Opportunities. Passionate people. Imagining the future...
NuBlue are providing free hosting for BARTER to log research data in the cloud
The digital tools being developed as part of the New IDEAS project have been seeing increasing use over the past months. Last week saw major test of the s...
Use this Augmented Reality application to find scarecrows hidden in both space and time throughout your local environment. These scarecrows are from the an...
Disaster struck on arrival at Brussels airport when we were informed there was a baggage handler strike and that we should not reply on getting our luggage...
ScareBot unveiled at the 2013 Wray Scarecrow Festival
Down in the lab scarebot rises from the slab!
Fabrication of main digital scarecrow parts done!
Attracting people to public consultation events and convincing people their input can make a real difference are challenges Helen Ryan regularly faces in h...
MA Design Management student makes significant new contribution to the design of knowledge exchange and consultation tools
Interview with Samuel Fry about the Taking the Artwork Home project
After six months or so of technical development, we are now creating the first tools that run on our digital KE platform
A simple but effective tool for addressing action points in meetings
The three part series of labs run as part of the New Ideas project may have finished in December 2012, but the development of the tools created in the labs...
We are looking to recruit two university funded PhDs to work on the EPSRC Programme Grant Liveable Cities, Transforming the Engineering of Cities for Globa...
This week, we completed the final of three labs with the leading knowledge exchange practitioners in the University, marking the end of the first phase if ...
First meeting between all six funded projects in the European Design Innovation Initiative (EDII) identified potential synergies between projects
Participants generated tool ideas that would be useful for knowledge exchange activities across the University
Asking the Right Questions to Frame Knowledge Exchange Challenges
When the UK contingent of PROUD suggested we deliver a master class on Co-Design we knew we were in for an interesting developmental journey
The day started well bright sunshine after a week of rain and there we where strategically positioned between The Storey Institute and the Priory Green.
The DeEP project has launched itself onto social media
It was a bright sunny day in late Autumn when we set out on a quest to consider what was needed for a perfect day out Beyond the Castle
A Paper on Designing Knowledge Exchange is Presented at the 2012 DMI Conference
A new approach to open to all citizen-led innovation, a hectic Saturday morning in Morecambe
Multi-user platform in development, allowing collaborative data to be created and visualised using a suite of software and hardware tools
The new design team for the City Park co-design challenge came together for the first time this week and renamed the co-design project to 'Beyond the Castl...
The World Design Capital designation is a unique city promotion project that celebrates the accomplishments of cities that have used design as a tool to re...
The PROUD project officially launched in the UK on Tuesday 8th May at ImaginationLab. Over 100 people from business, academic, government and local communi...
An event at the Storey Creative Industries Centre to turn project consultation in the start of a co-design process. Here people started to design the inter...
Proud sensitising event with the elected members of Lancaster City Council
Imagination delivered a workshop with the theme of 'Creative Conversations' on Friday 20th April as part of the Brief Encounters project
Lancaster University is seeking to procure a pool of designers to work closely with the PROUD project team to develop innovative co-design interventions t...
April 2012 sees the launch of the Urban Futures publication, entitled 'The Little Book of Density'
The Master Class work package that Lancaster are leading as part of the Proud project took a big step forward recently with structures, techniques and topi...
Debrief meeting with Laurea University team in Helsinki
Really excited that this AHRC Network bid has been funded, we have an excellent group of international academics that we are bringing together to explore n...
Lancaster University is seeking to recruit five PhD students to participate in an exciting collaborative project with a range of academic and industrial pa...
The newly appointed Design Managers for Lancaster University and The Storey Creative Industries Centre presented the concept for the Lancaster Design Innov...
The Creative Exchange is picking up pace after the first management meeting for 2012
As part of Dutch design week our first Proud project meeting and one day conference on design and Safety was convened in Eindhoven
HighWire students helped to develop a code of practice or values for the 'open to all' participants in the centre when its formally open after a period of ...
Presentation of "Design in Practice" project at Service Design Thinks Leeds 04
Engaging with the EUs experts in meta-knowledge exchange (to knowledge exchange to and between knowledge experts), we find exciting areas to collaborate
A live data visualisation by USA design group Sosolimited that remixes in realtime the 2010 UK election TV debate, curated by Drew Hemment
A selection of leading edge data visualisations by Aaron Koblin, presented as a part of the Serendipity City exhibition at FutureEverything 2010
What do we mean by Environment 2.0? How can we engage large numbers of people in collaborative activities for environmental and social good? How can we bri...
Building on the ImaginationNets approach to promoting innovation through networks we developed and delivers this workshop and toolkit in a the Imagination ...
Two HighWire students are currently exhibiting some of their work in the Talk to Me Exhibition in New York's Museum of Modern Art
In preparation for the PROUD project this workshop brought together designers and craft-workers from across the region to help shape the commissioning proc...
New HighWire cohort selected for 2011-12 entry
Imagination Lancaster, through Creative Ideas, are involved in an ongoing co-design project run by Lancaster City Council working with local communities to...
Discuss design for collective intelligence at ECSCW 2011
Mapped, tracked interrogated?
Views needed on aspects of density and decision-making in the urban environment
Embedding new sustainability thinking into day-to-day activities of civil engineering can result in substantial social, economic and environmental benefits...
Instead of focusing exclusively on GP responsibility for commissioning, the focus should be on the broader communities that could be involved in commissio...
The IDEAS project team was presented with a Lancaster University Staff Prize by the Chancellor Sir Chris Bonington