A Living Lab has, by nature, no predetermined process. So how did we manage to go from A to B?
On this page, you can read all about our Living Lab Process. Additionally, you can find information about our stakeholders and our relation with our hosting company, ARTIS.
Read the descriptions below to get a general view of what we've been doing. Or, view each activity in more detail, by clicking the button below.
01 BRAINSTORM SESSIONS
The brainstorm sessions form the start of the ARTIS Living Lab where we decided what we mean with improving circularity in the zoo. These sessions resulted in the mission of the living lab focused on the co-creation of a product, which empowers circular behaviour.
02 TRASH SCAN/DAY WITH A DEPARTMENT
The trash scan and the day at the Dienstencentrum (DC) let us encounter the inner workings of the zoo and see the challenges ARTIS faces with waste. With the trash scan, we saw the complexity of the waste problem, and with the day at the DC, we got to know people in ARTIS and their daily routines.
05 WEIGHTED CRITERIA SCHEME + DECISION
The weighted criteria scheme marks the decision for the focus on a specific waste challenge. In this scheme, we combined insights from our own observations as well as the co-creation session. Here, we decided to focus on elephant manure.
06 CO-CREATION SESSION #2
The second co-creation brought a decision on the product to make out of manure. In collaboration with our case owner and the manager of the ARTIS 2030 team, we decided elephant paper was the most suitable for ARTIS of all the options.
07 MANAGEMENT PRESENTATION
The presentation for the management team of ARTIS formed an important moment for the research. Here, we could see if ARTIS was convinced by our project, which was a key factor in establishing co-ownership in the living lab.
10 TURF SESSION IN CANTINE
The turf session was a questionnaire in the employees’ cantine of ARTIS to get people’s opinion on the paper and to show the result of the experiment. Next to the coffee machine, three types of papers were displayed on which employees could vote.
11 SURVEY WITH ATELIER MEMBERS
The survey with Ateliers members was to indicate if people were interested in following a workshop about papermaking with elephant manure. The result was a big success with a majority interested in a workshop.
12 CO-CREATION SESSION #3
The third co-creation session with Merel, the event coordinator, and Caroline, head of education, discussed the different options for using paper, which resulted in the choice for a workshop.