Design Communication & Communication Design - Setting up a Virtual Living Lab across Distributed Spheres of Design & Use.
Budweg, S., Törpel, B., and Pipek, V. (2008). 31th Information Systems Research Seminar in Scandinavia.
In this paper we describe an approach to support the distributed design of Collaborative Work Environments inspired by Living Labs and Participatory Design. We explore potential benefits of Living Labs for CWE & ICT design and reflect on concepts of this increasingly popular approach to user-centered innovation and co-creation. Finally, we inspect experiences made so far and potential challenges in bringing together concepts from Living Labs, Open Innovation and Participatory Design in distributed contexts.