About

Edinburgh Living Lab is a data and design research lab. We bring together researchers and residents, public and private sector to engage in data-driven design thinking. This is then applied to modern city problems. Through our co-designing we generate insight and innovation towards sustainable cities. We use that to develop data and training resources.

Our three-pronged ‘Data-Co-design-and-Society’ approach combines data science with design thinking, social research, and stakeholder and citizen engagement to develop, test and evaluate innovative solutions to sustainable and inclusive development in the city region.

DATA

• A building block for generating insight.
• Provides evidence.
• Tells us what is happening.

Co-Design

• Guides us to new and creative solutions.
• Helps us to move beyond our own awareness.
• Places people at the heart of things.

Society

• Testing ground for exploring new ideas and possibilities.
• The place where we live.
• A system of systems.

Partners

Edinburgh Living Lab is an evolving partnership between different stakeholders. It was co-founded by The University of Edinburgh and The City of Edinburgh Council.

Team