Living Labs

Living Labs bring together researchers, businesses and end-users to co-create a solution to a real life problem. End-users participate in all stages of the Living Lab experiement, and real-life spaces and places are used to host the research process.

Participants in a Living Lab work together to understand end-user needs, create design solutions, develop prototypes and test commercial products.

Living Labs can be hosted by businesses, universities, communities or anyone interested in developing new services.

Throughout the Living Lab process, special emphasis is placed on end-user involvement and the use of real life contexts throughout the development cycle of the product or service.

This enables the production of products or services which can change peoples’ lives.

Action Foresight has recently completed a project called

Exploring the asset protection needs of Australians living on low-incomes: a living lab pilot“.