The Living Labs are user-centered, open innovation ecosystems based on a systematic user co-creation approach integrating research and innovation processes in real life communities and settings. In practice, they are shared laboratories where students, academics and university staff can work together to develop common innovative strategies in response to the priority areas for action identified during the research phase of UNI-ECO. The Living Labs are based on a bottom-up approach, focusing on the processes of knowledge exchange while facilitating communication between all the actors involved.
We would like to encourage good online behaviour in our Living Labs. Take a moment to read our Community Guidelines to learn how to communicate with other Living Lab users.
- Be polite: When we communicate online, it can be very easy for comments to be misunderstood. Try to avoid sarcasm or jokes that others misunderstand.
- Be nice: Online, we rely on words and not our facial expressions. Thank other users for their comments and be supportive using positive words and emojis.
- Pause before posting: If you read a comment that you disagree with, it can be tempting to reply straight away. Always re-read your comment and pause for a minute before posting.
- Think about how your comment could be perceived: Even if you don’t mean to be confrontational or dismissive, it can be very easy for another user to read your comment in a different way than you.
- Be respectful: Remember there is a real person behind their online profile.
- Avoid all capital letters: Writing in all capital letters (LIKE THIS!) means that you are shouting in the online world. Shouting is not polite either online or offline!
- Disagree with the comment not the person: Try to focus on the perspective of the person rather than the person themselves. If you do not agree with a comment, summarise their argument before giving your thoughts.
- Respect our differences: Living Lab users come from many different countries and backgrounds. Respect different points of view.
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