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Design Research Showcase

An online presentation of a range of innovative, inter-disciplinary collaborations to deliver fresh perspectives on real world challenges.

Date Published: 16 March 2022

Right now, we have more than 50 investigations and collaborations looking at how technology, products, places and people operate and interact. This showcase presents a range of innovative, interdisciplinary collaborations with our communities, across academia, with multiple sectors and policy makers to deliver fresh perspectives on real world challenges.

Featured projects include…

Digital Infrastructure for Reusable Packaging – Dr Katherine Ellsworth-Krebs worked with Reath to create the World’s First Open Data Standard for reusable packaging, building the digital infrastructure required to support businesses to shift to a circular economy. Funded by Innovate UK.

In the P-PITIE project, Dr Naomi Jacobs and Dr Louise Mullagh partner with Lancaster City Council to develop guidance tools and policy for ethical use of IoT sensors and data in public spaces. Funded by PETRAS – The National Centre of Excellence for IOT Security.

Morecambe Bay Timescapes – Led by Dr Serena Pollastri, researchers in design, computing and environmental science have collaborated with schools and colleges in Morecambe and Lancaster in understanding and communicating the local impact of coastal environmental change. Relevant agencies plus Lancaster City Council shared data and future strategies to inform and contextualise young people’s visions of the future of Morecambe Bay, while Lancaster Maritime Museum opened their archive and helped us research past changes along the coast. Funded by UKRI and AHRC.

Chatty Factories – The application of data-driven technologies and digital twinning techniques to enhance product design processes. In this case study Dr Dan Richards and the team used co-design and data prototyping to produce digital tools to help the world champion riders Atherton Bikes and their design team predict and evaluate bike performance. Funded by the EPSRC.

FUSE: Codesigning Discovery. Co-led by Professor Leon Cruickshank (ImaginationLancaster) and Dr Dianne Potts (Linguistics), FUSE is transforming teaching and learning through a unique project that engages with pupils and teachers to co-design their own educational understanding and amplify discovery in curriculum design and learning. Funded by Lancaster University’s Widening Participation Advisory Group.

Places are limited, if you would like to join our reserve list please sign up on this Eventbrite link and we will be in touch if places become available.

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