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Towards optimal user involvement in innovation processes: a panel-centered living lab-approach

Dimitri Schuurman UGent, Bram Lievens, Lieven De Marez UGent and Pieter Ballon (2012) 2012 Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering & Technology, Proceedings.
abstract
Living Labs as seen as a rather new research area with only a limited amount of supporting theories for understanding this concept. The absence of supporting theories, or rather the lack of agreement regarding the supporting theories has induced on the one hand a proliferation of papers and articles on Living Labs and on the other hand a wide variety of approaches and projects carried out under the Living Labs-umbrella. In short, on a theoretical as well as on a practical level, a further narrowing and specifying of the Living Lab-concept remains a task in progress. Within this research paper, we will show that the Living Lab-approach is in many ways a logical extension of some of the principles of the Open Innovation-concept. In order to aid to the concrete conceptualization of Living Labs, we will give an overview of history of the Living Lab-concept with a focus on characteristics and applications. This allows us to make a meta-analysis of discerning elements that, according to the most recent literature, should or should not be present in best practice Living Labs-research. Based on this meta-analysis and on the literature review, we will construct a modified consensus-definition of the Living Lab-concept as it is currently understood, described and practiced. By adding the ‘panel-centered’ characteristic, we also add a Living Lab-characteristic that remained overlooked in most literature on Living Labs that however bears a large potential in terms of sustainability and added value of Living Labs.
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2012 Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering & Technology, Proceedings
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Ghent University, Department of Communication studies
place of publication
Ghent, Belgium
conference name
2012 Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering & Technology (PICMET - 2012)
conference location
Vancouver, Canada
conference start
2012-07-29
conference end
2012-08-02
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English
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2972769
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-2972769
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2012-08-17 15:17:39
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2012-08-21 15:26:23
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  abstract     = {Living Labs as seen as a rather new research area with only a limited amount of supporting theories for understanding this concept. The absence of supporting theories, or rather the lack of agreement regarding the supporting theories has induced on the one hand a proliferation of papers and articles on Living Labs and on the other hand a wide variety of approaches and projects carried out under the Living Labs-umbrella. In short, on a theoretical as well as on a practical level, a further narrowing and specifying of the Living Lab-concept remains a task in progress. Within this research paper, we will show that the Living Lab-approach is in many ways a logical extension of some of the principles of the Open Innovation-concept. In order to aid to the concrete conceptualization of Living Labs, we will give an overview of history of the Living Lab-concept with a focus on characteristics and applications. This allows us to make a meta-analysis of discerning elements that, according to the most recent literature, should or should not be present in best practice Living Labs-research. Based on this meta-analysis and on the literature review, we will construct a modified consensus-definition of the Living Lab-concept as it is currently understood, described and practiced. By adding the {\textquoteleft}panel-centered{\textquoteright} characteristic, we also add a Living Lab-characteristic that remained overlooked in most literature on Living Labs that however bears a large potential in terms of sustainability and added value of Living Labs.},
  author       = {Schuurman, Dimitri and Lievens, Bram and De Marez, Lieven and Ballon, Pieter},
  booktitle    = {2012 Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering \& Technology, Proceedings},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Vancouver, Canada},
  publisher    = {Ghent University, Department of Communication studies},
  title        = {Towards optimal user involvement in innovation processes: a panel-centered living lab-approach},
  year         = {2012},
}

Chicago
Schuurman, Dimitri, Bram Lievens, Lieven De Marez, and Pieter Ballon. 2012. “Towards Optimal User Involvement in Innovation Processes: a Panel-centered Living Lab-approach.” In 2012 Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering & Technology, Proceedings. Ghent, Belgium: Ghent University, Department of Communication studies.
APA
Schuurman, D., Lievens, B., De Marez, L., & Ballon, P. (2012). Towards optimal user involvement in innovation processes: a panel-centered living lab-approach. 2012 Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering & Technology, Proceedings. Presented at the 2012 Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering & Technology (PICMET - 2012), Ghent, Belgium: Ghent University, Department of Communication studies.
Vancouver
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Schuurman D, Lievens B, De Marez L, Ballon P. Towards optimal user involvement in innovation processes: a panel-centered living lab-approach. 2012 Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering & Technology, Proceedings. Ghent, Belgium: Ghent University, Department of Communication studies; 2012.
MLA
Schuurman, Dimitri, Bram Lievens, Lieven De Marez, et al. “Towards Optimal User Involvement in Innovation Processes: a Panel-centered Living Lab-approach.” 2012 Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering & Technology, Proceedings. Ghent, Belgium: Ghent University, Department of Communication studies, 2012. Print.