Ageing Lab Foundation is able, through Living Lab, a real-life testing environment (non controlled so-cial environments) in which users and service providers co-design innovation products for the older people.
One of the methodology bases of Living Lab is the "open research", development, which promotes a learning process for the researchers in order to bring them together, discuss and negotiate. That is to say, open collective reflexion processes and strengthen the links between the investigators and the end users, as well as establish open relationships among companies and the academic world.
In order to develop the co-creation process, Living Lab stands upon the FormIT method, around the three iterative cycles: concept design, prototype design and innovation design.
The five fundamental principles of the FormIT method are applied throughout the process, consider-ing these aspects in all phases of the process and offering solutions for each of the following challenges:
This methodology is endorsed by the European Network of Living Labs(ENoLL), which we are part of.
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