Combining User and Context: Living Labs Innovation in Digital Services

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dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor.advisor Hämäläinen, Matti, Prof., Aalto University, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Finland
dc.contributor.author Tang, Tingan
dc.date.accessioned 2014-06-26T09:00:22Z
dc.date.available 2014-06-26T09:00:22Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.isbn 978-952-60-5741-5 (electronic)
dc.identifier.isbn 978-952-60-5740-8 (printed)
dc.identifier.issn 1799-4942 (electronic)
dc.identifier.issn 1799-4934 (printed)
dc.identifier.issn 1799-4934 (ISSN-L)
dc.identifier.uri https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/13580
dc.description.abstract With the continuous advances of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) such as Ubiquitous Computing, Mobile Computing and the Internet of Things (IoT), users' living contexts and daily life activities are increasingly digitalized. Based on these developments and other enabling factors, an emerging user- and context-driven open innovation approach called ''Living Lab" has recently gained rising popularity and momentum in both academia and industry. As an emerging and promising innovation approach, many theoretical and empirical insights are needed to understand the dynamics of Living Labs. This thesis focuses on Living Labs innovation in the digital services domain and it addresses three aspects of Living Labs: Concept, Architecture and Methods. The relative paucity of research on Living Labs advocates an exploratory approach that augments the research status quo with qualitative and quantitative empirical insights. The insights are gained from both a literature review and many years of Living Lab practice experiences from several Living Lab project cases in both academia and industry. The first aspect explores the Living Lab concept. A Living Lab concept framework is proposed by studying the key innovation principles of Living Lab and comparing the Living Lab principles with the corresponding Web 2.0 principles. The second aspect deals with the technical architecture of the Living Lab infrastructure. A ubiquitous Living Lab services platform is proposed and implemented by combining social media and the Web of Things. A common Living Lab technical architecture is generalized based on several Living Lab projects implementation experiences. A Web-based two-layered integration technical framework is proposed to integrate heterogeneous smart devices into business processes, and this framework is evaluated in a real-life elderly care case. The third aspect studies the methods used in Living Lab. A Living Lab process model and methods taxonomy are proposed and evaluated. Two case studies by different Living Lab methods are presented. Finally, a comparison of different Living Lab methods is summarized. The three studied Living Lab aspects are not separated from each other but intertwined in the whole Living Lab context for digital services innovation. Overall, this thesis advances a better understanding of the Living Labs innovation paradigm. en
dc.format.extent 101 + app. 94
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Aalto University en
dc.publisher Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.relation.ispartofseries Aalto University publication series DOCTORAL DISSERTATIONS en
dc.relation.ispartofseries 91/2014
dc.relation.haspart [Publication 1]: Tang, T., Wu, Z., Hämäläinen, M. and Ji, Y.. From Web 2.0 to Living Lab: an Exploration of the Evolved Innovation Principles. Journal of Emerging Technologies in Web Intelligence, VOL. 4, NO. 4, pages 379 – 385, November 2012.
dc.relation.haspart [Publication 2]: Tang, T., Wu, Z., Karhu, K., Hämäläinen, M. and Ji, Y.. Internationally Distributed Living Labs and Digital Ecosystems for Fostering Local Innovations in Everyday Life. Journal of Emerging Technologies in Web Intelligence, VOL. 4, NO. 1, pages 106 – 115, February 2012.
dc.relation.haspart [Publication 3]: Tang, T., Wu, Z., Hämäläinen, M. and Ji, Y.. Internationally Distributed Digital Ecosystems Infrastructure and Networked Living Labs Approach for Everyday Life Innovation. International Journal of Social Computing and Cyber-Physical Systems, Submitted, 15 pages, 2014.
dc.relation.haspart [Publication 4]: Wu, Z., Itälä, T., Tang, T., Zhang, C., Ji, Y., Hämäläinen, M. and Liu, Y.. A Web-based two-layered Integration Framework for Smart Devices. EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, VOL. 2012, NO. 1, pages 1 – 12, April 2012. doi:10.1186/1687-1499-2012-150
dc.relation.haspart [Publication 5]: Tang, T. and Hämäläinen, M.. Beyond Open Innovation: the Living Labs way of ICT Innovation. Interdisciplinary Studies Journal, VOL. 3, NO. 4, pages 15 – 23, March 2014.
dc.relation.haspart [Publication 6]: Tang, T. and Hämäläinen, M.. Comparison of two local social media services in Finland and China by social network analysis. International Journal of Social Network Mining, VOL. 1, NO. 2, pages 209 – 224, December 2012.
dc.relation.haspart [Publication 7]: Tang, T., Cheng, C. and Hämäläinen, M.. Everyday Life Sensing by Living Lab approach. Journal of Software, VOL. 9, NO. 6, pages 1545 –1552, June 2014.
dc.subject.other Computer science en
dc.title Combining User and Context: Living Labs Innovation in Digital Services en
dc.type G5 Artikkeliväitöskirja fi
dc.contributor.school Perustieteiden korkeakoulu fi
dc.contributor.school School of Science en
dc.contributor.department Tietotekniikan laitos fi
dc.contributor.department Department of Computer Science and Engineering en
dc.subject.keyword Living Labs en
dc.subject.keyword Web 2.0 en
dc.subject.keyword innovation en
dc.subject.keyword digital services en
dc.identifier.urn URN:ISBN:978-952-60-5741-5
dc.type.dcmitype text en
dc.type.ontasot Doctoral dissertation (article-based) en
dc.type.ontasot Väitöskirja (artikkeli) fi
dc.contributor.supervisor Hämäläinen, Matti, Prof., Aalto University, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Finland
dc.opn Lin, Zhangxi, Associate Prof., Texas Tech University, USA
dc.contributor.lab Information Systems and Service Engineering Group en
dc.rev Carlsson, Christer, Prof., Åbo Akademi University, Finland
dc.rev Chatterjee, Jayanta, Prof., Indian Institute of Technology, India
dc.date.defence 2014-08-15


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