Developing a health and wellbeing platform in a living lab setting: An action design research study

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Keijzer-Broers, Wally J. W.
de Reuver, G. A.
Florez Atehuortua, Lucas
Guldemond, N. A.
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The world’s population is rapidly aging, which affects healthcare budgets, resources, pensions and social security systems. Although most older adults prefer to live independently in their own home as long as possible, smart living solutions to support elderly people at home did not reach mass adoption, yet. To support people age-in-place a Living Lab is established in one of the metropolitan areas in the Netherlands. The main goal of the Living Lab is to develop an online health and wellbeing platform that matches service providers, caretakers and users and to implement that platform in one particular city district. In this paper we describe the narrative of the action design research process that will give researchers insight how to deal with complex multi-stakeholder design projects as well as cooperation issues to develop an artifact in a real-life setting.
Aging-in-place , Platform , Action design research , Smart living
KEIJZER-BROERS, W. J. W., DE REUVER, G. A., FLOREZ ATEHUORTUA, L., GULDEMOND, N. A. 2015. Developing a health and wellbeing platform in a living lab setting: An action design research study. In: DONNELLAN, B., GLEASURE, R., HELFERT, M., KENNEALLY, J., ROTHENBERGER, M., CHIARINI TREMBLAY, M., VANDERMEER, D. & WINTER, R. (eds.) At the Vanguard of Design Science: First Impressions and Early Findings from Ongoing Research Research-in-Progress Papers and Poster Presentations from the 10th International Conference, DESRIST 2015. Dublin, Ireland, 20-22 May. pp. 25-32
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