A key part of our conception of a Living Lab includes carrying out participatory research with ‘end users’ through small-scale experiments. This contributes to developing a better understanding of the people and systems in which a proposed intervention or activity is situated and what kind of impact it may have. It is also part of an iterative process of experimenting / refining / redefining an intervention to make sure that it really works in the way that it is intended to.
Data of all kinds is central to the Living Lab. Data can be used to inform design, to measure outcomes and impact, to trigger behaviour change, to aid consultation with stakeholders and to build evidence-based ...Read more »
Design approaches are increasingly recognised for their role in developing solutions to complex problems. Participatory design emphasises the importance of designing products, processes and services that ...Read more »
A key goal of the Edinburgh Living Lab is to encourage innovation in services, processes and products in the city, to make life better for citizens and businesses . What makes the Living Lab different ...Read more »