Accepted Research Papers
Following the evaluation procedure, the OLLD evaluation committee has accepted the research papers. All papers reflect on the theme of the conference “Living Labs for an Era of Transitions: how human-centric approach is changing our lives” and have been classified according to its sub-topics. These are Green Transition, Digital Transition, Social Transition, Just Transition and Living Labs Transition – Methodologies & Impact.
Selected papers by the Evaluation Committee
Towards a methodology for monitoring and evaluating living labs: Insights from the early stages within the SCORE Project
Ensenado, Elena Marie, Kammerer, Lukas; Den Dekker, Janneke; Lionggo, Indriany; Aamot. Tiril; Quadros Aniche, Laura; Vanelli, Francesca; Makousiari, Elina; Nercua Wissink, Charmae; Caruso, Rochelle; Vervoert, Koen; de los Rios White, Marta
Elena Marie Enseñado
Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS), Erasmus University Rotterdam Specialist in Nature-based Climate Change Adaptation Planning, PhD Candidate
Elena Marie EnseñadoInstitute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS), Erasmus University Rotterdam Specialist in Nature-based Climate Change Adaptation Planning, PhD Candidate
Elena Marie Enseñado currently works as a specialist in Nature-based Climate Change Adaptation Planning at IHS. Her expertise includes climate change and environmental planning, learning for socio-technical transitions and social-ecological resilience, ecosystem services and nature-based solutions, vulnerability assessments using participatory methods, and participatory decision making using multiple criteria analysis. At IHS, Elena is involved in advisory, research, education, and capacity building activities. She has more than 12 years of experience in project development, management, monitoring and evaluation. Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Track: Living Lab Transition
Abstract: Monitoring and evaluation is a recognized method to achieve the intended results and examine the outcomes and impacts of a given intervention. In this study, we propose and apply a framework of key themes, indicators, and corresponding data collection methods for monitoring and evaluating living labs. The framework is applied in ten “Coastal City Living Labs” which are part of the Smart Control of the Climate Resilience in European Coastal Cities (SCORE) project. Ultimately, the comparison of applying the framework across ten different cases is assessed with the aim of generating a universally applicable framework for M&E of LLs.
Keywords: Living labs, monitoring, evaluation, methodology, impact, sustainability.
Building a living labs learning framework: Understanding the type, process, levels and outcomes of learning in living labs
Astha Bhatta, Heleen Vreudenhil, Jill Slinger
Researcher Delft University
Astha BattaResearcher Delft University
Astha Batta is a PhD researcher in the CASTOR project at Delft University. Her current research, titled “Living lab: outcome mapping and learning” aims to understand the contribution of living labs in developing climate-resilient land and water system, especially through implementation of nature-based solutions. With background in Civil Engineering and Urban Environmental Management, her previous research includes working in Urbanizing Delta of the World (UDW) in the ENTIRE project. She has interest in the field of innovation, co-creation, learning, sustainable transition, and climate-adaptation.
Track: Living Lab Transition
Abstract: Learning is an integral part of living lab activities and outcomes. This research in progress tries to understand the learning aspects in the collaborative activities and innovative outputs of living labs by developing an analytical learning framework for living labs and applying it to the case study of KLIMAP living labs in the Netherlands. The research adopts a mix of approaches, including qualitative document analysis, interviews and participation in brainstorming and knowledge sessions. The study develops a working analytical living labs learning framework. The preliminary findings of the framework in the KLIMAP living lab show different types of knowledge on content, capacity and network are intentionally or incidentally produced at different levels (individual, team, community) of a living lab.
Keywords: Co-creation, innovation, learning, knowledge types, knowledge-levels.
How to build consensus between multidisciplinary teams on methods and tools for co-designing interventions in the energy transition through Living Labs
Fiona Zimmermann, Dr. Joelle Mastelic, Dr. Anton Sentic, Debora Frei, Evelyn Lobsiger-Kägi, Nadine Späni, Prof. Dr. Timo von Wirth
Senior Scientific Associate at the University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland
Fiona ZimmermannSenior Scientific Associate at the University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland
I am a Senior Scientific Associate at the University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland (HES-SO) Working in the Institute of Entrepreneurship & Management and Institute of Sustainable Energy as a Practitioner in the Energy Living Lab. My work involves not only the practical set up and development of Energy Living Labs, applying participative methodology, Capacity Building and dissemination, but also researching new approaches, methods and tools. My current projects include SWEET Lantern – Living Lab Interfaces for the Energy Transition oPEN-Lab Project – Positive Energy Neighbourhoods SCORE – Climate Resilience in Coastal Cities domOS – Prosumer services & Smart Readiness Indicator Innovation Booster Living Labs for Decarbonisation I’m originally Irish, a Mother of two children, and living and working in the Alps.
Track: Living Lab Transition
Abstract: Using appropriate methods and tools throughout the innovation process is essential to maximise resources and ensure success towards a sustainable energy transition. In the Lantern Project, interventions in the energy field will be developed through applying the Living Lab Integrative Process (LLIP) (Mastelic, 2019) using a range of participative, analytical, open innovation methods and tools. A review of these methods and tools using an adapted version of the Delphi method, to obtain consensus, will be undertaken. Insights from transitions labs, Reallabore and Living labs outside Lantern will be sought to build consensus on the methods and tools proposed. The research is expected to help identify differences in methodological approaches between researchers and practitioners, gain consensus on, and identify tensions as well as new approaches, methods and tools in the Swiss and EU research and practice communities.
Keywords: Living Lab Integrative Process (LLIP), Multidisciplinary, Delphi method, Consensus, Energy Transition.
Harmonizing the Living Lab Language: Towards a Living Lab Lexicon (LLL)
Eva Kehayia, Teemu Santone, Nancy Azevedo, Gonia Jarema, Gary Libben, Brendan Gillon, Despoina Petsani, Jill Boruff, Sophie Cardinal, Panagiotis Bamidis & Evdokimos Konstantinidis
Research Associate Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Rehabilitation of Greater Montreal (CRIR)
Nancy AzevedoResearch Associate Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Rehabilitation of Greater Montreal (CRIR)
Nancy Azevedo is a research associate at the Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Rehabilitation of Greater Montreal (CRIR)- Jewish Rehabilitation Hospital and the research coordinator for the Montreal branch of the VITALISE project (https://vitalise-project.eu/about/). She completed a BA in Psychology with a minor in Linguistics followed by a PhD in Rehabilitation Science at McGill University. Since obtaining her diploma, the following objective has guided her research program: to transfer research techniques from the laboratory to the real world, and to bring real-world problems to the laboratory. Dr Azevedo's research interests focus on lexical access and representation across the adult lifespan and in individuals with post-stroke aphasia and Alzheimer’s disease (AD), on better understanding the experiences and attitudes of people living with aphasia and their family regarding communication aids, and developing a Living Lab Lexicon (LLL) that will facilitate and increase understanding and communication between the different ‘players’ within the LL communities and all those who come in contact with LLs.
Associate Professor and Research Director at the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Medicine at McGill University
Eva KehayiaAssociate Professor and Research Director at the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Medicine at McGill University
Prof. Eva Kehayia is Associate Professor and Research Director at the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Medicine at McGill University, Research co-director at the Jewish Rehabilitation Hospital in Laval, affiliated with McGill University and researcher at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Rehabilitation of greater Montreal (CRIR). She is co-leading a pan-Canadian Partnership Initiative funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council entitled: ‘Words in the World’. She has also been co-leading the Strategic Innovation Initiative entitled: The RehabMaLL -- A Rehabilitation Living lab: creating enabling environments for social participation and inclusion for individuals with physical, sensory and cognitive disabilities. Since 2021, she is leading the Canadian arm (McGill University-University of Montreal-CRIR Living Labs, EnoLL members) of the Horizon 2020 VITALISE project bringing together Health and Well-Being Living Labs across Europe and in Canada. Her projects aim at exploring language and communication limitations in those living with acquired and degenerative neurological conditions and in increasing accessibility, community participation and inclusion of all, especially those living with physical disabilities. Her research is carried out in the Language and Communication Research Lab at the Jewish Rehabilitation Hospital, CISSS Laval.
Track: Living Lab Transition
Abstract: With Living Lab (LL) research and infrastructures supported by LLs increasing exponentially over the past two decades, there is a need for clear and fluid language, understanding and communication among the LL communities and all those who come into contact with LLs. We present a ‘Research in progress paper’ detailing the steps (term identification, definition(s) selection and validation through internal and external consensus) in the creation of an open access dynamic Living Lab Lexicon.
Keywords: Living Lab, Lexicon, Terminology, Communication, Harmonization.