Three living labs in Denmark: Challenges with co-design and implementation of health IT

Tariq Osman Andersen, Anne Marie Kanstrup, Signe Louise Yndigegn

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Living labs are increasingly used as an approach for facilitating innovation and testing emerging information technologies. In this paper we analyse three large-scale technology design projects in Danish healthcare where co-design and
implementation activities were organised in living labs. We describe some of the critical challenges that we experienced from transitioning technology prototypes and co-design activities into becoming part of the daily lives of patients, citizens
and healthcare practitioners. The main challenges relate to creating and sustaining new work practices, scaling the number of participants, and facilitating the transition between everyday life and living lab behaviour.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings from The 16th Scandinavian Conference on Health Informatics 2018 Aalborg, Denmark August 28–29, 2018
EditorsAnn Bygholm, Louise Pape-Haugaard, Karsten Niss, Ole Hejlesen, Chunfang Zhou
Number of pages6
PublisherLinköping University Electronic Press
Publication date2018
ISBN (Electronic)978-91-7685-213-2
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventScandinavian Conference on Health Informatics - Aalborg, Denmark
Duration: 28 Aug 201829 Aug 2018


ConferenceScandinavian Conference on Health Informatics
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  • Living labs
  • Co-design
  • Healthcare innovation
  • Technology implementation
  • Work practice transformation


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