Potentials and challenges of a living lab approach in research on mobile participation
2015 (English)In: UbiComp/ISWC'15 Adjunct: Adjunct Proceedings of the 2015 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and Proceedings of the 2015 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers / [ed] Kenji Mase, Marc Langheinrich & Daniel Gatica-Perez, New York, USA: ACM Press, 2015, 795-800 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
This paper discusses potentials and challenges of living lab approach in studying pervasive mobile participation, including reporting experiences of a living lab experiment currently conducted in Turku, Finland. It shows that the living lab approach offers both new opportunities and challenges when implemented in the urban governance context. In general, living labs hold great potential for researching participatory processes enabled by state-of-the-art technology in real world contexts. However, conducting experiments in those real life contexts presents a number of inherent difficulties that makes the potential essentially vulnerable, such as usability issues and political ambivalence on change.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York, USA: ACM Press, 2015. 795-800 p.
Pervasive Participation; Living Labs; Stakeholder Engagement; Urban Governance; Mobile Participation
Research subject Political Science
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-47731DOI: 10.1145/2800835.2804399ISBN: 978-1-4503-3575-1OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-47731DiVA: diva2:896707
The 2015 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp 2015), Osaka, Japan, September 7-11, 2015
ProjectsBuilding Pervasive Participation