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Co-designing recycling solutions on campus: A case study exploring openness, realism and empowerment of users in a Living Lab

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Publication Details

Authors: Hasan Md Tanvir, Wolff Annika, Porras Jari

Publication year: 2021

Language: English

Title of parent publication: C&T '21: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Communities & Technologies - Wicked Problems in the Age of Tech

ISBN: 978-1-4503-9056-9

JUFO level of this publication: 1

Digital Object Identifier (DOI): http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/3461564.3461591

Permanent website address: https://dl.acm.org/doi/10.1145/3461564.3461591

Open Access: Open Access publication

Location of the parallel saved publication: http://urn.fi/URN:NBN:fi-fe2021062840174


The Living Lab concept is often
distinguished from other user-centered and co-innovation approaches by an
aspiration to adhere to principles of openness and empowerment of users, with a
focus on innovating ideas that are realistic to the real needs of end-users.
However, when it comes to implementing a living lab approach it is sometimes
unclear how to put these principles into practice. In this case study, we
introduce a framework for mapping three living lab principles to co-design
stages within a single co-design framework and describe its use in innovating
solutions for solid waste management on a university campus as a pre-cursor to
scaling up the approach across the city. We present an evaluation of the
framework in use against evidence of adherence to the three living lab
principles of openness, empowerment of users, and realism. This work may act as
a reference point for researchers to start exploring which concrete co-design
activities have better impact in achieving living lab aims.

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