WHAT ARE LIVING LABS?
Living labs are just that--they are places of the everyday and live collaboration, where we put people at the heart of science and research. Living Labs bring people with technological, industry, policy and research skills together with people who have lived-experience of mental ill-health and/or bring carer, family and kinship group experiences. We operate an end to end research design to translation model that was established and has evolved since 2017. The model is shown here below.
Working together, Co-Design Living Labs offer the potential for private-public partnerships to co-create new technologies, solutions and co-design research priorities, projects and co-research models.
If you are interested in being involved in the Co-Design Living Labs network and you've been in a mental health research related project at any of the ALIVE National Centre university partners, please get in touch with us to find out more on the next steps.
You can read about the journey for the Co-Design Living Labs establishment and its evolution to embed the philosophy of practice, Togetherness by Design, here: https://go.unimelb.edu.au/999s
Contact us at any time to register your interest in taking part in a Living Lab.
The Co-Design Living Labs are managed by researchers from The ALIVE National Centre for Mental Health Research Translation and co-leads from the Co-Design Network.
Above: Living Labs Collaborators Hub and co-researchers - our Collaborator's Hub (co-design members) drive ideas generation & engagement with the larger labs group.
To find out more or to register your interest, please contact:
Ms Roxanne Kritharidis, Living Labs Coordinator
T: 1800 721 513
Video series on Diversity and Inclusion Within Co-Design
See the most recent video on Trust and Relationships here with the co-design of a board game to build relationships for co-designing together: https://go.unimelb.edu.au/nb4e
Co-Design Living Labs model now published
Our Co-Design Living Labs model has now been published in the academic journal Frontiers in Digital Public Health! You can read more about the paper here: https://alivenetwork.com.au/our-networks/co-design-living-labs-network/
If you live in Australia there are a number of support resources available.
- See Available Resources
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