PROUD

Working with designers, businesses, academics and the public to promote innovation through new types of Knowledge Exchange

PROUD is a €4.8 million euro, 3 year project funded by the EU INTERREG programme. It stands for People, Researchers and Organisations Using Design for Co-Creation and Innovation. 

Lead in the UK by Dr. Leon Cruickshank, this project uses new co-design processes as a knowledge exchange mechanism. These will be used to address regional issues with partners across Northern Europe including Paris, Eindhoven, Lancaster, Essen and Helsinki.

In the UK, working with academic, business and social communities Imagination and Lancaster’s Storey Institute will create a new co-design space in the heart of the city with advanced rapid prototyping facilities and imagination space in the university. The new techniques and approaches we develop will be shared with our partners looking at their own regional challenges (e.g. social housing, new business models or urban regeneration).

Project Team

CruickshankCruickshank Leon Cruickshank Open Design and Innovation, User Centred and User-Led Design, Interactive Design, Technology and Society, Design Methodology, Design Theory and Philosophy
CoupeCoupe Gemma Coupe Design Manager, Leapfrog
LundLund Vicky Lund Proud Project Administrator

Updates

Helping the Public Sector be more creative an experts’ workshop at Dutch Design Week

Articleby Leon Cruickshank, Anna Winters
Helping the Public Sector be more creative an experts’ workshop at Dutch Design Week

This high level workshop held at Dutch Design Week brought together internationally recognized experts in public sector service design, policy and design thinking. In collaboration and co-delivered with Anna Winters, lead for the Creativity Team in the Scottish Government, the aim of this workshop was to to explore the key conditions for creativity to flourish in the public sector in general and in particular the Scottish Government.  To do...Read full article

Engaging Communities for Early Career Academics

Engaging Communities for Early Career Academics

IDEAS for Impact ran a session to help early career academics engage with communities outside Lancaster University as part of OED's training programme.

IDEAS for Impact ran a third training session on engaging with communities for early career academics, which was part of a programme of...Read full update

Co-Design Facemooc - A five week online course in co-design

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Co-Design Facemooc - A five week online course in co-design

Over the course of 5 weeks the PROUD team at ImaginationLancaster delivered ‘Co-Design Facemooc’, (or just Facemooc) an innovative, intensive, online course in codesign, operating in a closed Facebook group. As far as we are aware Facemooc is the first course of its kind to utilise Facemooc in this...More information

PROUD Zoners Re-Visited

PROUD Zoners Re-Visited

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 some extra features would be useful.

The Zoners were co-designed with Helen Ryan last year as a creative consultation toolkit that she...Read full update

Co-Design Facemooc

Co-Design Facemooc

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 utilise Facebook as a platform for open online learning.

33 people signed up to participate in facemooc from across the globe including the...Read full update

Come and work with us! Funded PhD in Social Media research

Come and work with us! Funded PhD in Social Media research

Imagination is looking for someone interested in exploiting the potential of social media to share information and promote collaboration as part of a new project called Leapfrog. This 3 year £1.25million AHRC project will explore how we can help more people be more creative and collaborative with a...Read full update

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