Research Associate, August 2009 to June 2011 Innovation, Knowledge Exchange, Design Research, Design Management for Sustainability, Design Thinking
Lorenz joined Imagination Lancaster as Research Associate in 2009 after completing his Master in Design Management and Policy at Lancaster University.
He has a background in product design and design management and gained working experience in several industrial sectors, like product, cosmetic and transportation for several years. His work is centred around the engagement between academia and businesses as part of the IDEAS project. Lorenz’ research interests cover innovation methods, design management, design in organisations and sustainability in decision making processes.
A book documenting the activities and specifically the new techniques and approaches developed under the HEIF4 funded Creative IDEAS project
Within the IDEAS collaboration we developed new research hypothesis and questions and used engagement with companies as a component of the testing and exploration of these ideas in an action research process that proved to be very productive in pure research terms in addition to strong positive responses from companies
Design and the Big Society brought design researchers together with others from politics, journalism, technology and finance to consider the relationship between design for social innovation, socially responsive design and the ‘big society’ agenda as promoted by the government. Imagination through Creative Ideas facilitated this to day workshop and also participated in the lively discussion
This booklet seeks to highlight, frame and hopefully start to answer many of the issues around creativity, collaboration and growth
Embedding new sustainability thinking into day-to-day activities of civil engineering can result in substantial social, economic and environmental benefits for all stakeholders, but, to date, sustainability in consulting engineering is still more of a reactive activity than a proactive one. Through engaging with Civil Engineering consultants, educators and regulators as stakeholders, the series of workshops aims to bring together fresh perspectives on sustainability in consulting engineering in the supply chain
This event concluded the IDEAS at Daresbury series of engagement activities. Decision makers from regional and national funding bodies were brought together to disseminate the project
The Designing Spaces for Creative Collaboration and Co-design workshop brought together a multidisciplinary group of designers, designer makers and craftspeople to spend a half day within the shell of the 3rd floor ‘art school’ space in the Storey Creative Industries Centre, generating design proposals for refurbishment of the space
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 Lancaster University
Using a highly interactive and engaging process that built on the participating parties’ own experience with development processes and collaboration, this session's goal was the identification of challenges and opportunities for a smooth and efficient collaboration between the BBC and SMEs
The IDEAS project team was presented with a Lancaster University Staff Prize by the Chancellor Sir Chris Bonington
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 within LICA. We were responsible for the development and delivery of the workshop
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. Networks are, in fact, an important means through which companies can access knowledge and resources to foster innovation