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Enriching the Research & Development Process Using Living Lab Methods: The TRAIL Experience

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Mulvenna, Maurice, Galbraith, Brendan and Martin, Suzanne (2009) Enriching the Research & Development Process Using Living Lab Methods: The TRAIL Experience. In: eChallenges-2009 Conference Proceedings,. (Eds: Cunningham, P and Cunningham, M), IIMC International Information Management Corporation, pp. 63-71. ISBN 978-1-905824-13-7 [Book section]



The living lab concept utilises methods that facilitate the direct involvement of users in the development of products and services. In the TRAIL living lab in Northern Ireland, we have utilised various user-orientated and user-centred methods in our engagement with users in the context of funded research and development covering ideation and product and process research and development. This paper explores how a living lab works in practice by describing characteristic users, how users are identified, how their needs are enumerated and how resulting innovation is evaluated. The paper also discusses the issues faced in using living lab methods; before conclusions are drawn.

Item Type:Book section
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Computing & Engineering
Faculty of Computing & Engineering > School of Computing and Mathematics
ID Code:11522
Deposited By:Professor Maurice Mulvenna
Deposited On:25 Mar 2010 16:44
Last Modified:05 Jul 2011 16:58

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