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My Mainway Children’s Event
Recommendations Drop-in Sessions
Presenting findings and getting residents' feedback!
New Visions Drop-in Sessions
Playing and Co-imagining the future redevelopment
Door-to-Door Engagement: My Mainway
Reflections from the fieldwork in the "door to door engagement" activities for My Mainway
Door-to-door Engagement Activities
Creative designerly activities at the doorstep!
Planning session with Lancaster City Council officers
Walking with Lancaster Councillors
Touring walk with the councillors to discuss their views about Mainway.
Touring Walk around Mainway with its Residents
Walking as a way to get to know first-hand sociocultural complexities of urban areas
Designed with Dementia
VIRTUAL WORKSHOP INVITATION – DESIGNING FOR THE END OF LIFE OF IOT OBJECTS
Designing Interactive Systems conference workshop - 13-14 July 2020
Skypes sessions: ‘Smart Cities – a complex agenda of initiatives, rankings, and awards’
Skype session with collaborators discussing the complexity of smartness - Civil Engineering, University of Birmingham
Design PhD students to coordinate International Workshop Sessions at ADIM 2019 conference
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 ...
Funding Accelerator Events 2019
Funding Accelerator Launch Event
BIG HEALTH DATA & Privacy Preserving Practices
Ethics through Design Workshop – 28thNov. 2018, 09:00 – 16:30, ImaginationLab, Lancaster University
Tracing Tides in Sunderland Point
a collaborative cartographic workshop
Funding Accelerator Stage Two Launch Event
Co-design for Health & Wealth Project (version 2.0)
First ImaginAging workshop
Pilot testing a participatory speculative design methodology in Malaysia
Funding Accelerator – First Bid Writing Workshop
We will be holding our first bid writing workshop at Blackburn College on 25th January 2018
Inspiring caregivers at employing playful ways to support people with dementia
at the Ageing Playfully Seminar
Remembering Resistance: Memories of Manchester Protests
A one-day event to share stories about the last 50 years of protest in Manchester
BBC Radio Manchester interview about Remembering Resistance
BBC Radio Manchester's Andy Crane to interview Chris Boyko about the Remembering Resistance project
Ageing Playfully: Inspiring ways to work with people with dementia
Centre for Ageing Research Seminar
Leapfrogging to Denmark
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
Liveable Cities facilitates important Birmingham workshops
Birmingham City Council creating 'bottom-up' natural capital plan using design methods
Mobile Utopia at Somerset House
Workshop on designing preferable futures for a dementia-friendly society
Mobile Utopia – Call for Artwork
This is an open call for proposals from artists on the theme of Mobile Utopia 1851-2051
MPs briefed on The Creative Exchange
On 24th November The Creative Exchange - a joint project between Lancaster, The Royal College of Art and Newcastle University - held a Parliamentary event...
Liveable Cities presents… the Skype Sessions
Join us for our next Skype Session about ecosystem services in cities
Liveable Cities hosts second Sharing Cities Workshop in Birmingham this September
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
Speculative Design and Policymaking Panel Discussion
This event will bring together some current and recent examples of speculative design used as a tool by policymakers and researchers in Whitehall
Design Phd Conference 2015
You can now register for the Design PhD Conference 2015
Designing the future with older people
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...
First ProtoPolicy co-design workshop with Age UK and local community
Dissemination Beyond Papers 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
Liveable Cities workshop on sharing in Lancaster is a success!
Lancaster Sharing City Workshop pushes the boundaries on what sharing means in cities
Harnessing Creativity: Creative Economy Seminar
Showcasing the diversity of Irish & UK creative enterprises and practices
Design for Europe: Developing the User Experience
6th Steering Committee Meeting and Consortium Meeting - Copenhagen 24-25 March 2015
Fostering Creativity Workshop at the V&A
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...
Behaviours that Stick at Campus in the City
generated public interest and discussion on energy use in the home
Workshop at the V&A Museum
The IDEAS for Impact team are busy preparing for an exciting workshop at the V&A museum in London on the 24th of February
Campus in the City 2 featuring Behaviours That stick on Tuesday the 24th of February
Travel and Accommodation Information
The Design PhD Conference 2015 will be held in the LICA Building, Lancaster University
Helping early career academics undertake more impactful research
IDEAS for Impact ran a workshop to offer strategic and practical support for academics from across Lancaster University interested in developing more impac...
Creative Facilitation in Research Workshop
Researchers and academics from the Faculty of Arts and Social Science attended a workshop on Creative Facilitation in Research on Monday 8th December. The...
Creative Facilitation in Research, FASS Workshop Event
Hack Lancaster: A 24hr hackathon in celebration of local data in Lancaster
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...
Final Workshop DeSID project
Lancaster China Catalyst Programme Launch Event
Northern Futures ‘Open Ideas Day’
Register now for your chance to participate in the debate on the economic future of the North
Key note presentation at Relating Systems Thinking and Design Symposium
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...
Additive Manufacturing Community Mapping
3D printing is a hugely disruptive technology, with implications that reach deep into business models, engineering approaches and cultural assumptions. Und...
Interactive xylophone rings the changes for Ryelands Park
We will be showcasing the 2nd version of our interactive xylophone in Lancaster City Centre (Market Square) on Wednesday the 20th of August
IDEAS for Impact First Tweetup
3…2…1 Blastoff! IDEAS for Impact Tweet up launches for the first time
IDEAS for Impact Hosts First Tweetup
Focusing on ‘Interesting Group Collaborations’
London Fusion Networking Meet Up
Services in the City (Open Data) Design Jam
Come along to our fully funded Services in the City (Open Data) Design Jam on Tuesday 3rd of June 2014
Active Parks workshop 2
Want to make your walks in the park more fun?
Sharing Experience, Techniques and Tools
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...
Design for Societal Challenges. PROUD Forum at the Red Dot Design Museum in Essen, 8th May 2014
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
“Think about co-design every 15 minutes!”
It was a well timed opportunity to participate in PROUD FORUM in Germany
Design can change the world
(but it needs to work with others disciplines!)
Event in the Park – A cup of tea/coffee for your idea
Great fun and lots of great ideas and responses to the project
Active Parks: Co-design participatory exhibition in the park
Visit us on the 5th of May in Ryelands Park and take part in making Lego movies of the health trail!
Health & Wellbeing in the City Design Jam
ServDes 2014 is filling up fast
Due to high demand, places are filling up fast for the ServDes 2014 conference. Book now to guarantee entry
Register for the 1st Active Parks workshop
Do you want to take part in shaping how the walks at Ryelands Park can be more active and fun?
Services in the City (Open Data) Design Jam
Discover the power of open data to create new and innovative products and services
Working with Groups
Making it Fun, Effective and Collaborative
The Numbers That Matter Hackathon
Hackathon Weekender: open data & wearable tech - 15th-16th March (Sat/Sun) 10am start at Manchester Science Park
Liveable Cities focus groups well underway
Third focus group in Birmingham about wellbeing and mobilities
Inspirational Masterclass with Worldwide CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi, KEVIN ROBERTS
Kevin Roberts will inspire and inform an audience of creative and digital small and medium businesses
High Quality High Impact Research: The 6 magic words to use to get a top rated REF impact statement
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...
Imaginative North, Lancaster University – 21 November 2013
N8 'New Thinking from the North' network holds its fourth workshop in Lancaster
ServDes.2014 – Call for Papers
Call for Papers: wide range of contributions accepted; these include - Full length research papers; short papers; workshop proposals. All submissions are s...
Sustainable North, University of Manchester – 30 October 2013
N8 'New Thinking from the North' network holds its third workshop in Manchester
SDR UK workshop 02
Towards a mature Service Design Research field: building up the knowledge
The Knowledge Exchange: An Interactive Conference
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...
Digital North, University of Sheffield – 19 September 2013
N8 'New Thinking from the North' network holds its second workshop in Sheffield
Grow your business through design: An Interactive Approach for SMEs
One day workshop closely examining 'Design Thinking' as a key tool in strategy development
What tools and why? Co-designing the brief
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!
‘Under Construction: Building Growth through Collaborations’
ImaginationLancaster are hosting the first of a series of highly acclaimed events as part of the London Fusion Creative and Digital project
Heritage North, Durham University – 09 July 2013
N8 'New Thinking from the North' network holds its first workshop in Durham
SDR UK workshop 01
Building the Service Design Research Landscape
Laser Cutting Masterclass
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...
Co-designing a new collaborative forum with the Faculty of Science and Technology
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 through Collaboration
'Building Growth' is the second part of the 'Under Construction' series of events, held at the Work Foundation - Thursday 25 July
DeEP comes to Lancaster for the 3rd Consortium meeting – February 2013
Lancaster University welcomes consortium members to progress work on DeEP European design innovation policy evaluation tool
Liveable Cities project meeting in London
Project team discusses progress, engages in knowledge exchange with expert stakeholders
DeEP participates in Regional Studies Association Research Network workshop – San Sebastian, November 2012
Inaugural workshop: Innovation Policy Evaluation as a Tool for Policy Learning in Dynamic, Complex and Multilevel Policy Systems
PICTURE THIS Co-Design Exhibition Opening Times
Exhibition runs from Friday16th - Tuesday 20th November 2012 at The Storey Creative Industries Centre, Lancaster
PICTURE THIS Co-Design Exhibition launches at The Storey on the 15th November
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...
DeEP Taxonomy Workshop
Intensive workshop withThe Work Foundation and ImaginationLancaster lays groundwork for DeEP Design Innovation Policy taxonomy
Lets Do it together: Co-Design Practices
Dutch design week is fast becoming one of the highlights of the global design calendar highlights
Service Prototyping Seminar
Seminar part of Designing Services course at the Department of Design at Aalto University Arts Design and Architecture
DeEP Consortium meeting – Mälardalen University, Sweden, October 2012
DeEP Consortium members debate the European design innovation policy eco-system at intense 2-day workshop
Innovation Policies: What works?
More evidence from the MIoIR project team
First CX Lab held
On Thursday 27th September the very first Creative Exchange lab was held, at the Digital World Centre in Salford Quays
Just Imagine… The Shape of The Park
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
Just Imagine…The Shape of 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...
Upcoming: 3 Tool Design Events
Designing Tools for Designing Knowledge Exchange & High Impact Research
Just Imagine…All the Stories
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
Design Innovation Policy Workshop: Public Support for Design Innovation in the UK
DeEP host a high-level design innovation policy workshop in London attended by key UK stakeholders
Beyond the Castle brings the park to Market Square
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...
Beyond the Castle Seeks Volunteers
Volunteer information and development session on Weds 25th July
Beyond the Castle – Volunteer Training
In Olympic countdown week, we kicked off our volunteer development programme for the PROUD funded, Lancaster City Park project, with two volunteer develop...
Brief Encounter Workshop
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
PROUD launches at ImaginationLab on the 8th May
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...
Urban Futures final event taking place in London on 18 April 2012
The Urban Futures project is ending this April and the team is giving away free copies of their Practitioner Guide to celebrate
Density paper to be presented at international sustainability conference
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
Environment 2.0 Launch at Futuresonic 2007
Launching the Environment 2.0 project connecting the arts and innovation in mobile and social technologies with the renewed urgency surrounding climate cha...
27th June 2011 – Workshop 03
Service Development and Action Planning
20th June 2011 – Workshop 02
Customer Centred Innovation
13th June 2011 _ Workshop 01
The Role of Service Thinking in Product Orientated SMEs
Next Generation Sustainability in Civil Engineering
Workshop 3: Next Generation Sustainability in Policy 13th May 2011, Innovation Space, BIS, London
Design and the Big Society
Design and the Big Society brought design researchers together with others from politics, journalism, technology and finance to consider the relationship b...
Designing Spaces for Creative Collaboration and Co-Design
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
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...
Improving Collaboration Between the BBC and SMEs
Using a highly interactive and engaging process that built on the participating parties’ own experience with development processes and collaboration, this ...
Commissioning and Design event
Event bringing together Service Designers and GPs to exchange views and practices related to the newly developed programme of GP Commissioning
UK Future Infrastructure Workshop
Urban Futures workshop with Lancaster City Council
Workshop with local authority and private sector decision-makers to understand the sustainability issues of an urban regeneration site in Lancaster city ce...
Knowledge Exchange in LICA – Creative Industries View
Integrated Care Workshop
A workshop facilitated by Imagination with one of the local GP practices, involving a multidisciplinary group of stakeholders exploring the issues and poss...
LEAD Connect Workshop
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....
EcoMap Lab, Picnic09, Amsterdam
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...
Open Lab – Environment 2.0 Design Principles
A one day Open Lab unconference event exploring the theme of designing citizen science and mass participation projects on the environment, biodiversity and...
Data Visualisation: Interpreting Complexity – Aaron Koblin lecture at Futuresonic 2009
Environment 2.0 Conference Events at Social Technologies Summit, Futuresonic 2009
The complex relationship between environment and technology forms one strand of the Social Technologies Summit conference at Futuresonic 2009
Environment 2.0 Sandpit: Devising Participation Projects
Collaborative sandpit workshop involving an interdisciplinary group who came together to devise the Futuresonic 2009 Participatory Mass Observation project...
Urban Climate Camp, Singapore
Event provoking new thinking on environmental sustainability and at innovative approaches to grass roots and creative intervention on the environment
Environment 2.0 Workshop, Lancaster University
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...