Advanced search
Author
Organization
Abstract
Studies on living labs show that the users’ motivation to participate in a field test is higher at the beginning of the project than during the rest of the test, and that users tend to dropout before completing the assigned tasks. However, the literature still lacks theories describing the phenomenon of drop-out within the area of living lab field tests. As the first step of developing a theoretical discourse, the aim of this study is to present an empirically derived taxonomy for the various influential factors on drop-out behavior and to provide a definition for drop-out in living lab field tests. To achieve this goal, we first extracted factors influencing drop-out in the field test by conducting a short literature review on the topic, and then triangulated the factors across 14 semi-structured interviews with experts in living lab field tests. Our findings show that identified reasons for drop-out can be grouped in three categories: innovation-related, research-related and participant-related. Each category in turn, consists of three subcategories with a total of 45 items for drop-out in living lab field tests. In this study, we also explore different types of drop-out and propose a definition for drop-out in living lab field tests.
Keywords
User engagement, Drop-out, Living Lab, Field test, Taxonomy, User motivation

Citation

Please use this url to cite or link to this publication:

Chicago
Habibipour, Abdolrasoul, Annabel Georges, Dimitri Schuurman, and Birgitta Bergvall-Kåreborn. 2017. “Drop-out in Living Lab Field Tests : A Contribution to the Definition and the Taxonomy.” In Research Day Conference Proceedings 2017: OpenLivingLab Days, Krakow: ENoLL - European Network of Living Labs , 2017, 7-20 P. Krakow: ENoLL - European Network of Living Labs , 2017. 7-20 p.
APA
Habibipour, A., Georges, A., Schuurman, D., & Bergvall-Kåreborn, B. (2017). Drop-out in Living Lab Field Tests : A Contribution to the Definition and the Taxonomy. Research Day Conference proceedings 2017: OpenLivingLab Days, Krakow: ENoLL - European Network of Living Labs , 2017, 7-20 p. Presented at the Open Living Lab Days 2017, Krakow: ENoLL - European Network of Living Labs , 2017. 7-20 p.
Vancouver
1.
Habibipour A, Georges A, Schuurman D, Bergvall-Kåreborn B. Drop-out in Living Lab Field Tests : A Contribution to the Definition and the Taxonomy. Research Day Conference proceedings 2017: OpenLivingLab Days, Krakow: ENoLL - European Network of Living Labs , 2017, 7-20 p. Krakow: ENoLL - European Network of Living Labs , 2017. 7-20 p.; 2017.
MLA
Habibipour, Abdolrasoul, Annabel Georges, Dimitri Schuurman, et al. “Drop-out in Living Lab Field Tests : A Contribution to the Definition and the Taxonomy.” Research Day Conference Proceedings 2017: OpenLivingLab Days, Krakow: ENoLL - European Network of Living Labs , 2017, 7-20 P. Krakow: ENoLL - European Network of Living Labs , 2017. 7-20 p., 2017. Print.
@inproceedings{8538365,
  abstract     = {Studies on living labs show that the users{\textquoteright} motivation to participate in a field test is higher at the beginning of the project than during the rest of the test, and that users tend to dropout before completing the assigned tasks. However, the literature still lacks theories describing the phenomenon of drop-out within the area of living lab field tests. As the first step of developing a theoretical discourse, the aim of this study is to present an empirically derived taxonomy for the various influential factors on drop-out behavior and to provide a definition for drop-out in living lab field tests. To achieve this goal, we first extracted factors influencing drop-out in the field test by conducting a short literature review on the topic, and then triangulated the factors across 14 semi-structured interviews with experts in living lab field tests. Our findings show that identified reasons for drop-out can be grouped in three categories: innovation-related, research-related and participant-related. Each category in turn, consists of three subcategories with a total of 45 items for drop-out in living lab field tests. In this study, we also explore different types of drop-out and propose a definition for drop-out in living lab field tests.},
  author       = {Habibipour, Abdolrasoul and Georges, Annabel and Schuurman, Dimitri and Bergvall-K{\aa}reborn, Birgitta},
  booktitle    = {Research Day Conference proceedings 2017: OpenLivingLab Days, Krakow: ENoLL - European Network of Living Labs , 2017, 7-20 p.},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Krakow, Poland},
  publisher    = {Krakow: ENoLL - European Network of Living Labs , 2017. 7-20 p.},
  title        = {Drop-out in Living Lab Field Tests : A Contribution to the Definition and the Taxonomy},
  url          = {https://openlivinglabdays17.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/olld-2017-conference-proceedings-3.pdf},
  year         = {2017},
}