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Despite the number of Living Labs now in existence worldwide and Europe, there is still a limited amount of academic study and literature to guide their set-up and running. We were particularly interested in ethical guidelines and frameworks to guide research engagement and participation as Coventry University along with partners sought to develop and establish a new LL. This paper therefore intends to shed light on the 'user engagement' aspect, in particular when older adults, and adults with cognitive and physical impairments are involved. To do so, we recruited n=6 residents and n=2 family members from two residential living environments that were partners of the DDRI programme, a LL pilot initiative led by Coventry University. Methodologically, semi-structured interviews were conducted and the Qualitative Content Analysis (QCA) method used to make sense of the data. A deductive coding frame was built informed by the study goals, and its categories included (among others) 'user engagement', 'user commitment', 'user expectation', 'user needs', 'nature of participation'. The results report on the participant views and concerns about these LL research topics, and provide (ethical) insights for future research collaborations.
|Title of host publication||Open Living Lab Days: Research and Innovation Conference Proceedings 2018|
|Place of Publication||Geneva, Switzerland|
|Publisher||European Network of Living Labs|
|Number of pages||16|
|Publication status||Published - Aug 2018|
|Event||OpenLivingLabDays 2018 - Geneva, Switzerland|
Duration: 22 Aug 2018 → 24 Aug 2018
|Period||22/08/18 → 24/08/18|
Louise Moody (Consultant), Tiziana C. Callari (Consultant), Janet Saunders (Consultant), Nikki Holliday (Consultant)
Jan 2017 → Jul 2018
Callari, T. C., Moody, L., Holliday, N., Russell, E., Saunders, J., Ward, G., & Woodley, J. (2018). User needs and expectations as a challenging factor for successful living lab research initiatives involving older adults: the DDRI experience. In Open Living Lab Days: Research and Innovation Conference Proceedings 2018 (pp. 104-119). Geneva, Switzerland: European Network of Living Labs.