Involving users in innovation processes.
Living Lab is an approach to innovation and development where users are directly involved in technology innovataion, taking their own life context as their starting point. A large number of Living Labs have been established in Europe the last few years, in particular within the ICT field.
SINTEF hosts a Living Lab environment for user invovlement in innovation and design, where the user participated through a web browser or a mobile phone app. Read more on the Living Lab.
- Conserve and consume (2012-2016), Customer care 2015 (2012-2016) ,and delTA (2011-2015) are innovation projects that have gathered living lab user feedback
- SociaLL - Social software for co-creation in Living Labs (2010-2012) a nordic research project involving SINTEF, Copenhagen Living Lab, Halmstad Living Lab and Botnia Living Lab.
- R2D2 networks (2009-2012) have used the Living lab to involve users of web-based media in analyses of their own media usage.
About the Area
In our Living Lab we develop ideas, concepts and prototypes in cooperation with users. The users participate from their own computer, through a web-based interface.
Asbjørn Følstad has background from psychology. He researches how to involve users in design and innovation processes, with a particular interest in methods for user insight and design feedback.
Amela Karahasanovic has her background in informatics and researches how we can understand users on basis of online usage patterns and feedback.