WS8: Presenting the Living Lab Methodology Handbook
Botnia Living Lab (CDT at LTU) is an environment for end-user involvement in RDI projects focused on design and usage of IT. Botnia Living Labs 6000 end-users are found across Sweden and they are engaged in various ways in the total process from need-finding and idea-generation, through concept-development and prototype/usability testing to service piloting. Since the start of their user panel in 2002 this has been one of their most important boosters in the creation of novel and valuable IT-services and products in several different domains: Energy and Environment, Smart Cities, Security, Mobile services etc. Botnia Living Lab and the FormIT methodology have proved to be a powerful instrument to speed up the innovation process from idea to market launch, co-create and improve innovative ideas and to investigate and create new business opportunities.” The goal with the Living Lab Methodology Handbook has been to make the Living Lab Key Principles and the application visible and easy to use.