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Attitudes and experiences of user involvement in early stages of residential projects
Chalmers tekniska högskola, Arkitektur.
Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Technology and Social Change. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Water and Environmental Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
2012 (English)In: ENHR Conference 2012: Housing, Local Welfare and Local Market in a Global Context, 2012Conference paper, Abstract (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

One factor influencing quality development in the building industry is the ability of

users, such as residents, to identify and express their requirements for the product,

i.e., the residential building. Drawing on a study of the development of user

involvement in designing, producing, and managing building projects, this paper

focuses on user participation in the front-end activities of residential projects. To map

current perceptions and approaches, building industry actors met in four focus

groups. Group participants were asked to reflect on the definition of user, how

communication is handled, how information from users is used, and challenges and

opportunities in involving the user. Regardless of level of experience, participants

agreed on the importance and potential of user involvement and on the need for

specific methods to acquire useful outputs.

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Keyword [en]
Housing, construction, front-end activities, end-users
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-80864OAI: diva2:548787
European Network for Housing Research Conference, 24-27 June 2012, Lillehammer Norway
Formas-IQ Samhällsbyggnad Arena Brukare och krav
Available from: 2012-08-31 Created: 2012-08-31 Last updated: 2012-09-10

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