Conference Proceedings

The “Research Day – Conference proceedings 2016” reports findings pOpenLivingLab Days 2016 Proceedings resented during the Research Day of the OpenLivingLab Days 2016.

Now in its fourth edition (first call for academic contributions was launched in 2013), this publication is the result of the Call for Papers launched in December 2015 and tackles some of the numerous Living Lab related challenges recently investigated by scholars and practitioners around the world.


The Proceedings will be discussed in three sessions

Session I

Taking Real-life Seriously in Living Lab Research:  An Approach for Decomposing Context  Beyond “Environment”,  by Lynn Coorevits and An Jacobs

Empowering seniors to  discuss transport provision to health services, by Andree Woodcock, Deana McDonagh, Kam Kaur, Sinead Ouillon and Priscilla Chueng Nainby

The potential of experimentation in  Business-to-Business Living Labs, by Ruben D’Hauwers, Aron-Levi Herregodts, Annabel Georges, Lynn Coorevits,  Dimitri
Schuurman, Olivier Rits and Pieter Ballon

Methods for Supporting Older Users to Communicate their Emotions at Different Stages of a Living Lab Project, by Sonja Pedell, Alen Keirnan and Gareth Priday
Facilitating Social Innovation in Urban Living Labs: Challenges and perspectives for practical improvement, Andrew Switzer, Karin de Nijs, Elke van der Heijden and Stan Majoor

Session II

Innovation in the Public Sector: Exploring the Characteristics and Potential of Living Labs  and Innovation Labs, by Dimitri Schuurman and Piret Tõnurist

Exploring Living Labs Approach in Public Sector  Innovation: a design-driven initiative in Chinese urban community, by Fan Fei, Ni Minqing and Zhu Mingjie

Observing living labs to imagine tomorrow’s metropolises, by Emmanuel Roux and Quentin Marron

A Sector-Selection Methodology for Implementing Living Labs, by Dr Ir Robert Viseur

 Session III

Towards FALL: a Framework for Agile Living Lab projects, by Tanguy Coenen

Living Lab: Stimulating Adoption of Smart City Innovations, by Anna Stahlbrost and Marita Holst

Perceived value of energy efficiency technologies in a sustainable neighborhood: an empirical enquiry from the Energy Living Lab, by Joëlle Mastelic, Stéphane Genoud, Francesco Maria Cimmino, Deborah Previdoli and Emmanuel Fragnière

A design-driven Living Lab to explore innovation for societal challenges: A dementia case study by Rens Brankaert

Action Research as a framework to evaluate the operation of a Living Lab, by Sara Logghe and Dimitri Schuurman    


You can read more about the paper chosen for the Best Paper Award or Veli-Pekka Nittamo Prize on our blogpost