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Living Lab: Stimulating Adoption of Smart City Innovations
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Engineering, Computer Science.
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Engineering, Distance- Spanning Technology.
Number of Authors: 2
2016 (English)In: Open Living Lab Days 2016: Research Day Conference Proceedings, Montreal: European Network of Living Lab , 2016, 145-162 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Cities are facing complex and widespread problems such as changing demographics, reduction of resources and climate changes, unequal social participation, overfilled transport networks, and difficult trade-offs in land use decisions can only be turned into opportunities if suitable strategies are applied. To facilitate the efforts related to creating and sustaining smart city development, supportive infrastructures and innovative eco-systems need to be implemented and used, and one such infrastructure can be the concept of Living Labs. These Living Labs deploy contemporary open and user driven innovation processes into real world contexts in which all relevant stakeholders are involved and engaged with the endeavour to create and experiment with innovations. In this paper, we will illustrate and discuss a Living Lab approach focusing on a way to stimulate adoption of smart cities innovations among citizens in their domestic context and thus lowering their energy consumption. Our findings show that applying a Living Lab approach for adoption of innovation was successful in several ways. By stimulating participants to use the socio-technical solution in their context by assigning them well-defined tasks, participants both increased their understanding of the socio-technical solution, they changed their behaviour and they fulfilled the purpose of the technology. Hence, applying an interactive Living Lab approach in innovation processes can strengthen the adoption of smart city solutions.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Montreal: European Network of Living Lab , 2016. 145-162 p.
Keyword [en]
Living Lab, Smart city, Innovation, Adoption, User engagement, Test storyline
National Category
Social Sciences Information Systems, Social aspects Media and Communication Technology
Research subject
Information systems
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-59943ISBN: 9789082102758OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-59943DiVA: diva2:1040003
Conference
OpenLivingLab Days 2016, Montreal, Canada, 23-26 August 2016
Projects
IoT LabUSEMPApollon
Funder
EU, FP7, Seventh Framework Programme, 610477EU, FP7, Seventh Framework Programme, 611596EU, FP7, Seventh Framework Programme, 250516
Available from: 2016-10-26 Created: 2016-10-26 Last updated: 2016-12-07Bibliographically approved

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