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CODER Living Lab (coder.lut.fi)
Co-Design, Experimentation and Innovation with User Experiences

CODER is a living lab entirely dedicated to software-intensive systems and ICT products engineering, design and innovation. It is located at the Lappeenranta University of Technology. It is monitored and used by the members of the Software Theory and Engineering Practices Group (STEP), department of Software and Innovation, School of Business and Management, Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT).

The lab is designed to support a large variety of human-centric engineering activities including user research, software usability and quality in use testing, and empirical software engineering studies either in the lab or in the workplace. The Lab is an incubator to design thinking and user-centric design and practical, creative resolution of complex problems. CODER assists in prioritization and aligns software engineering, business innovation and management teams across different disciplines as they together work on solving that specific problem with users and stakeholders in mind.

Lappeenranta University of Technology is known as the green University of Finland, leading the development of sustainability development technologies and systems for energy, water, and other natural resources. As part of this tradition, CODER is a place for thinking sustainability in/for large scale software intensive systems, how ICT can support sustainability and how ICT products and systems can more green. We do consider sustainability as a quality factor that should get the same level of treatment like security and the other quality attributes. CODER Lab is empowering researchers to investigate the various avenues for engineering sustainability in the eco-software systems and the underlying engineering, design and innovation methods and processes.

Beyond the gaps between software systems engineering, innovation management and the sustainability development communities, the lab offer a unique platform for innovation by design, design thinking and user research as a holistic approach for sustainable, yet secure and usable software-intensive systems.

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Like any lab member of the ENOLL (European Network of Living Lab), the following are the key activities supported by the lab:

  • Co-creation and co-design by users and producers of innovative software products, systems and services
  • Exploration and discovery of new emerging tendencies, consumers and stakeholders behaviors and business opportunities
  • Experimentation and implementation of live scenarios, proof of concept and prototypes within communities of users
  • Testing and assessment of design concepts, products and services according to socio-ergonomic and usability standards, cognitive attributes of human diversity such as learnability and comprehension and socio-economic attribute such as usefulness, accountability and acceptability.
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