The research support programme within ProFit has investigated the needs of potential users in each FieldLab as a basis for creating inviting environments and products. PhD candidate Fenne van Doorn at Delft University of Technology used the method for contextmapping and investigated how users, and particularly children aged 8-12, can play an active role in research related
activities in the design process.
Furthermore, co-design tools for supporting multi stakeholder communication in open innovation processes have been developed by PhD candidate Pelin Atasoy at Eindhoven University of Technology.
Both the monitoring aspects as well as the research of the two PhD candidates resulted in a number of scientific papers.