users as designers

Users as Designers is the main design philosophy of Waag, where artists, creatives and users have a strong influence on the final results. In our vision, by involving prospective users in the design process, the results are likely to bring better results and that adoption and appropriation of the results become far more likely than by using traditional methods of development.

 

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Recent developments in healthcare focus on the wide adoption of technology. But how are the users involved in this?

 

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Waag is present at the Dutch Design Week 2018 with the Embassy of Health.

 

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What kind of prototype for an open healthcare solution can you develop in eight weeks? We look back at the projects of the first series MakeHealth Prototyping.

 

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For eight weeks, more than 20 participants could be found in the Fab Lab working on an open healthcare solution.

 

Project

18-07-2018

PACO

Within the PACO project we will develop fundemental knowledge on the acceptance, working principles and persuasiveness of virtual agents.

 

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Waag encourages active citizenship by developing open, fair and inclusive technology. Common themes in our work are public access to the Internet, the feasibility of technology and breaking open closed systems: 'If you can’t open it, you don’t own it.'

 

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The rise of healthcare costs is an urgent national challenge. Possibilities to limit expenses are being explored by policy makers.

 

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From a recent Dutch research it shows that households that have a smart meter installed save less energy than was expected.

 

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The project, DecarboNet, works to discover what role energy (and its consumption) plays within small communities and what values accompany it.

 

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In 2010 I stumbled upon a nice topic for a documentary film, or so I thought. Now, four years later, the original plan has developed into a research project using digital technology and design thinking. Together with Dutch-based partners Waag and Rijksmuseum Volkenkunde it became embedded in a larger consortium under the acronym RICHES. Let’s go back to where it all began.

 

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For the innovatieon-hubs project of the World Bank Frank Kresin went to Gran Concepción (Chili) where he helps develop new ideas, concepts, prototypes and services that help solve the real needs of the citizens.

 

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The first laboratory in our project 'Plants for the future' with the Botanical gardens (NVBT) has ended. With 18 participants, from nine gardens, we have been busy during six weeks to think up new ways to share plant information with the public.

 

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For the penultimate meeting of the first experimental series, the participants proceeded to the east of the country, to Hortus Arcadia in Nijmegen. This youngest member of the NVBT offers a botanical garden, furnished to the insights of Jac.P. Thijsse.

 

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We have had four laboratory days now in our project with the botanical gardens. On 12 September 2013 all participants again gathered at the Hortus Botanicus in Leiden. In our last session we had examined three prototypes on their relevance for the gardens and their visitors, their ease of use and the possibilities for participation.

 

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On Thursday 5 September 2013 a third meeting took place in our project Plants for the Future with the botanical gardens in the Netherlands.

 

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The Radboud University will start with the CHASING project, that develops speech training for neurological patients by interactive gaming.

 

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Together with Joes Janmaat (intern at Waag) and Helma van Rijn I travelled to Enschede, the Roessingh revalidation centre to propose a number of scenarios for e-health systems to a group of users

 

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On 14 March 2013, Pi Day, the Waag building was the arena for a design day around the theme of happiness.

 

Project

2-11-2012

Collage

Collage was a research project in which an application was developed that supports learning processes, acquiring new ideas and inspiration at work.

 

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Waag works with partners from Denmark, Finland and Sweden in the project Express2Connect at Photobluff!, a 'story telling game' that aims to increase the social connectedness of older adults and their environment. This game is expected to be launched in the Appstore Fall 2012 and can be played on the iPad. The app has been developed in close contact with the users. They were involved in several co-creation sessions, that took place in the four participating countries. A number of living labs have worked together at Photobluff!. The third Living Lab Summer School, that was held in Helsinki from 20-24 August 2012, was a good opportunity to bring the game to the attention of the Living Lab community.

 

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Wednesday, May 23rd, Isjah Koppejan travelled to Utrecht to give a guest lecture at the University of Utrecht. On this warm afternoon, the 'Future of Internet' was the central topic.

 

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“Think big, start small and move fast.” With this credo Nicholas LaRusso, head of the innovation center of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, opened his keynote during the 19th International Student Congress of (bio)Medical Sciences at the Universitair Medisch Centrum Groningen.

 

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On Monday the 25th of June 2012, we host the Design Research Hot Pot. Designers and researchers are welcome to share their experiences in the field of user / design research.

 

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Waag published a book under the title 'Users as Designers'. In this publication Waag describes its approach to research and development.

 

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Waag presented a new publication titled 'Users as Designers, a hands-on approach to Creative Research'.