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FORTUNE Concept.

The 7 Principles.

Contact Information.

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FORTUNE Framework.



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Imprint & Acknowledgement.



FORTUNE Concept.

This concept describes the characteristics of the ideal model of user participation as agreed in the FORTUNE project. It is a guideline on how to set up user involvement and can further serve as a reference model for comparison with real situations. Criteria and possible indicators are added to support this assessment.

model of user involvement. criteria. indicators.
partnership as a basis (partnership codex). role and status in the project. responsibilities in the project.
users are members and/or representatives of an organisation. authorised by user-organisation. formal confirmation.
users get payed on an equal basis. resource allocation. budgets for labour, travel, personal assistance.
the accessibility of all relevant materials and premises is guaranteed. accessibility of materials and premises. workplan, implementation.
every partner guarantees confidentiality, respect and expertise. key personnel. degrees (FORTUNE training), work experience, user experience.
detailed plan for the project including time and resource planning. task-, time- + resource planning. task specification, methods, timeframe, framework (ethics, safety, privacy, retribution).
partnership is implemented from the beginning of the project. time of entering the project. e.g. before project kick-off.
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