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The Power of Design

2018.05.11, Piotr Michura

Zapraszamy na wykład prof. Rachel Cooper PhD, FRSA, FDRS, OBE, Distinguished Professor of Design Management and Policy, Lancaster University.


wtorek, 15 maja 2018, godz. 13:15, sala 108


Designers must go beyond design; this presentation will illustrate this, by reflecting on how design has changed and through the design research undertaken at ImaginationLancaster. How do we influence and answer questions on; who makes design decisions, how we inform design decisions, how we engage with design decision-making, and how we help design futures. Finally, how do we educate the next generation of design leaders.


Rachel Cooper is Distinguished Professor of Design Management and Policy in Lancaster Institute of Contemporary Arts at Lancaster University. Founding Director of ImaginationLancaster, an open and exploratory design-led research lab conducting applied and theoretical research into people, products, places and their interactions.

Her research interests cover: design thinking; design management; design policy; and across all sectors of industry, a specific interest in design for wellbeing and socially responsible design.

She has published extensively on these topics, including books The Handbook of Design Management, Designing Sustainable Cities and The Handbook of Wellbeing and the Environment. She is also series editor of the Routledge series Design for Social Responsibility. She was founding editor of The Design Journal and also founding President of the European Academy of Design.

She is President of the Design Research Society, a Visiting Professor and member of the Council of The Royal College of Art. She is advisor to a number of government and non-government initiatives, she was a Lead Expert for the UK Government Foresight programme on the Future of Cities, the Blackett Review of the Internet of Things and the Academy of Medical Sciences Working group addressing ‘the health of the public 2040’. She is now on the Expert Steering Group for the UK Partnership for Prevention Research and a UK representative on the ICSU Scientific Committee for Health and Wellbeing in the Changing Urban Environment.


ImaginationLancaster is an open and exploratory design-led research centre at Lancaster University. Where we conduct  applied and theoretical research  into people, products, places and their interactions. 82% of our research classed as world (4*) or internationally (3*) leading.  

Lancaster Institute of Contemporary Arts: As an interdisciplinary arts institute we develop informed, creative and intelligent practitioners in art,  design,  film, and theatre. We pride ourselves on the research informed curriculum that underpins all of our degrees. We are constantly placed in the top ten of our respective national league table

Lancaster University is the UK University of the Year 2018 and Lancaster is ranked 135th out of 959 universities in the QS World University Rankings 2018 and 150th out of just over a thousand universities inthe THE University world rankings. We were ranked 71st in the THE Best Universities in Europe 2018, placing Lancaster among Europe’s elite universities