EDUCATION & KTH LIVE-IN LAB

KTH Live-In Lab stands on three legs: Research, Testing and Education. By using KTH Live-In Lab as a case or project assignment in course curricula, students from different programs can contribute to the evaluation and validation of tests that are in progress and also collaborate with the team designing the constellation for the coming year's innovation-area of the testbed. KTH Live-In Lab provides the possibility of creating a natural point of direct contact between students and industry, which often times is missing in today's educations.

Existing courses can also be tied to KTH Live-In Lab. Previously, we have had the following courses working with KTH Live-In Lab:

Studio Project 3 Architectural interfaces: Smart spaces and responsive environments, course code A42C14 (12 credits):

The course runs in Master Studio 4, KTH School of Architecture, 1 February - 20 March (responsible Studio Teachers: Charlie Gullström, Ori Merom, Pablo Miranda Carranza). Students will design a mixed-reality space by integrating live media streams to the physical environment, combined with software components and tools that empower users to actively control features in local end remote spaces (embedded actuators, sensors, iBeacons, etc.). As an initial design task (“Smart Living”), students will engage in an ongoing project developing on KTH campus; three student housing buildings to be built by Einar Mattsson Group and designed by Semrén + Månsson Architects. The buildings form part of an experimental test bed that involves teaching and research at KTH: KTH Live-In Lab. Over the coming 10 years, different research groups at KTH will carry out measurements and experiments relating to these buildings. Also the design will change over time and Studio 4 has been invited to propose changes for the future: how should the flats be transformed? What is smart living in today's society? Smart for whom?

For more information visit https://www.kth.se/social/group/studio-4-living-in-t/page/studio-project-3-architectural-interfac/

Course coordinator: Charlie Gullström

TaMoS (Theory and Methodology of Science):

The course Theory and Methodology of Science (TaMoS) is a mandatory course for all master and PhD students at KTH. Almost a thousand students per year take this course. Part of the TaMoS course is about research ethics. This part includes a lecture, a seminar and related mandatory readings. The spring-term of 2016 will see KTH Live-In Lab included in this section on research ethics. Live-In Lab is a prime example and pedagogical environment for a diskussion of this kind. Some examples of relevant questions are: How should researchers view the growing integration between science and the industry? How should integrity and consent be handled with regard to being a research participant? What goals should guide what research can be conducted?

Course coordinator: Johan Berg, kurser.tamos@abe.kth.se.

Energy systems, Economy and Leadership, course code MJ2146 (15 credits):

The course purpose is to give the students professional skills needed to solve technical, energy system-related, problems that are so compounded and complex that their solution requires competences from the fields of energy system technology and industrial engineering. KTH Live-In Lab was the starting point for the course round of 2015. What is a functional and sustainable business model where academia, industry and society can collaborate towards increased innovation within the construction and residential sector? Around 40 students delivered 11 different business models which were presented in december 2015. Over 60 companies were involved in the process which resulted in the 11 business models that are now used as the starting point for further development of KTH Live-In Labs business model.

Course coordinator: Professor Per Lundqvist, per.lundqvist@energy.kth.se

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