Author Archives: Lucy Kimbell

About Lucy Kimbell

Director, Innovation Insights Hub, University of the Arts London. AHRC research fellow, Policy Lab, Cabinet Office. Associate fellow, Said Business School, University of Oxford. Author of Service Innovation Handbook. @lixindex

AHRC-ESRC Design Research Fellowship at the UK Cabinet Office PolicyLab

At the beginning of September I began a one-year research fellowship in the UK Cabinet Office’s PolicyLab, created by an open call by the AHRC and ESRC. The Policy Lab was set up in April 2014 by the Open Policy … Continue reading

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End of project summary

This post marks the end of the AHRC Mapping Social Design Research and Practice project. At the end of July, we (the four researchers who set up this blog) submitted our report to the AHRC. Thank you to all of … Continue reading

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Speculative Design Brief Response #9

A walk in the neighbourhood I am a designer and researcher from Istanbul. It is hard to design anything detached from the city because the city has its own life. Composed of several layers from several cultures, it has its … Continue reading

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Speculative Design Brief Response #8

“I can’t get out of the house to get what I need.” We decided the prompt would best be served as a provocation expressed through a familiar object re-coded through a critical representational space in the hopes to call into … Continue reading

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Speculative Design Brief Response #7

  I have cared for someone in this situation, and it’s looming on the mid-horizon again, so this question is particularly pertinent for me. But I am struggling to form a response to this that is positive or not defeatist. … Continue reading

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Speculative Design Brief Response #6

Getting out of the house – literally and metaphorically The concept of design is often applied to innovative policy, product and services development, and at a smaller scale to creative organizational thinking. At a psychological level of analysis, it is … Continue reading

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Speculative Design Brief Response #5

This speculation is a scenario sketch, a playful narrative to imagine social design fifteen years into the future. The intention is to foreground the roles designers might (and do) play in shaping economic relationships, and, therefore, influencing the development of … Continue reading

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