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Recruitment of Participants (Households in City District and Companies) for Insight Research and Prototyping

  • Kamil FoltaEmail author
  • Dan Lockton
  • Flora Bowden


In the project SusLabNWE the integration of users in private households was a vital part of the concept and scientific approach because products and services need to be aligned to the user needs and fitted to their behaviour. In order to develop, design and implement innovative products that serve their purpose and are accepted by users, a high level of user engagement is expected. This chapter describes the recruitment of participants in two case studies within the SuslabNWE project.


Social Housing Innovative Product User Engagement Pilot Area Lead User 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Innovation City Management GmbHBottropGermany
  2. 2.Royal College of ArtLondonUK
  3. 3.SustainRCA, Royal College of ArtLondonUK

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