A Living Lab research approach for mobile TV

Publication year: 2011
Source: Telematics and Informatics, Volume 28, Issue 4, November 2011, Pages 271-282

Dimitri, Schuurman , Katrien, De Moor , Lieven, De Marez , Tom, Evens

More and more, a user-centered approach is adopted for information and communication technologies (ICT) innovation research. One of the recently emerging concepts within this research tradition is the so-called ‘Living Lab’. Within this paper, we argue that the Living Lab-concept is closely linked to the notion of ‘open innovation’, the ‘interactionist’ stance regarding user research and concepts from the social shaping of technology such as ‘social learning’ and ‘innofusion’. We explore the origin and roots of this concept, explain the different visions and review a bottom-up approach of Living Lab-characteristics. We then present a concrete application of Living Lab-research into…