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Methodology

Living Lab can be defined as a methodology to develop new innovations, through a user-driven process, rooted in co-creation. This definition emphasizes the role of the user in the Living Lab approach. Instead of being the “target” of an innovative solution, the users will be its co-creators, so the solution can be tailor-made to their real needs, their context, and be in adequation with their values and ethical choices. The methodology often emphasizes the idea of cycles comprising prototyping and testing solutions, in a way that is related to Design Thinking approaches.

 

sall schools and annexes
Road map: In this short “roadmap” you will find some practical instruments and guidelines to engage in, and develop, a Living Lab Project. You can use, transform, and adapt them for your own context.
sall schools and annexes
Practical guidance: Practical guidance and training materials for the engagement of school living labs with stakeholders’ is the product of extensive collaboration among, all members of the SALL consortium. It is ready for use in the wider implementation of school activities during the following years.
Deliverables
The SALL methodology: This document presents the final methodology, which is an adaptation of the Living Lab approach to the school context. The aim is to run Living Lab projects at schools, involving students and other local actors in a user-driven innovation process.