Creating a preferable future through collaboration
The Experience Labs were developed by the Institute of Design Innovation at The Glasgow School of Art. They are a central element in the Digital Health & Care Institute (DHI), a Scottish Innovation Centre funded by the Scottish Funding Council, in partnership with Scottish Enterprise and Highlands and Islands Enterprise.
They offer a safe and creative environment where researchers, businesses, civic partners and service users can collaborate on innovative solutions to the health and care challenges facing our society.
Researchers use current and emerging design research methods to engage with our partners and participants, who are encouraged to share their own experiences. Experience Labs use a range of fun activities and real-life practice is often replicated to allow new technology, services, processes and behaviour to be trialled rapidly.
The resulting ideas become candidates for further research and development, allowing them to achieve their full potential.
The Experience Labs have explored a range of health and care topics, including diabetes, internet safety, independent living and breastfeeding.
Digital Health & Care Institute: dhi-scotland.com
Scottish Funding Council: www.sfc.ac.uk/
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