Tools for collaborating and interacting in Living Labs

Perez Mengual M, Jonas J, Schmitt-Rüth S, Danzinger F (2018)

Publication Language: English

Publication Type: Conference contribution, Conference Contribution

Publication year: 2018

Pages Range: 298-310

Event location: Milano IT



Living Labs serve as a novel form of collaborating and developing innovation. As interactive, physical settings, they hold several possibilities of facilitating co-creation with diverse stakeholders. Research on tools and methods used in Living Labs is still under development. To contribute to this research, this paper investigates the use of tools for interaction in a Living Lab. A longitudinal exploratory case study on the JOSEPHS® in Nuremberg was applied. This study finds that (1) there are three categories of tools used for integrating visitors, (2) interaction with visitors in a Living Lab depends on the factors time and commitment and (3) tools for different integration types need to be matched to the determinants of interaction. The study contributes to literature on co-creation and interaction in Living Labs by highlighting that visitor roles should not be perceived as fixed user categories, but as the variable result of interaction with applied tools.

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Perez Mengual, M., Jonas, J., Schmitt-Rüth, S., & Danzinger, F. (2018). Tools for collaborating and interacting in Living Labs. In Proceedings of the ServDes (pp. 298-310). Milano, IT.


Perez Mengual, Maximilian, et al. "Tools for collaborating and interacting in Living Labs." Proceedings of the ServDes, Milano 2018. 298-310.

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