Living Labs in a Lean Perspective

Joao Soliman-Junior, Samira Awwal, Marcelle Engler Bridi, Patricia Tzortzopoulos, Ariovaldo Denis Granja, Lauri Koskela, Danilo Gomes

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Abstract

Living Labs (LLs) consist of social and dynamic environments that enable end-users and stakeholders to collaborate towards an innovation. This paper presents the concept of LLs and analysis on how it can foster communication and collaboration from a lean perspective. Key concepts, such as co-creation, common ground, shared understanding and boundary objects are discussed in relation to LLs. The paper highlights the synergies between LLs and lean, including the focus on users’ needs and values, the use of participatory approaches and early inclusion of stakeholders in the decision-making process, for example. There is however lack of clarity in the literature regarding the concept of LLs and, hence, there is a need for future empirical research to enable a better understanding of the synergies between Living Labs and lean.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 29th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction (IGLC)
Subtitle of host publicationLean Construction in Crisis Times: Responding to the Post-Pandemic AEC Industry Challenges
EditorsL. F. Alarcon, V. A. Gonzalez
PublisherThe International Group for Lean Construction
Pages484-493
Number of pages10
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 9 Jul 2021
Event29th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction - Virtual
Duration: 14 Jul 202117 Jul 2021
Conference number: 29
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Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction
PublisherInternational Group for Lean Construction (IGLC)
ISSN (Print)2309-0979

Conference

Conference29th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction
Abbreviated titleIGLC2021
CityVirtual
Period14/07/2117/07/21
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