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Living Lab Approach for Innovation in Domestic Applications

WEI Wei-jie and LIU Zheng-jie   

  • Online:2018-11-13 Published:2018-11-13

Abstract: Technologies,such as Internet of things,pervasive computing and home robots,are becoming ever more integral to our domestic lives.However,user acceptance,usability and user experience of these new technologies are beco-ming increasingly important issues,which need employing User-Centred-Design (UCD) methods and tools.Living Lab approach for studying technologies in domestic context has the advantages of involving user actively,going deep into user’s real-life environment and collecting data longitudinally.This paper first introduced the concept and the principles of Living Lab,then focused on the cases to adopt the Living Lab methods and tools in the home environments.At the end,the future research topics were explored.

Key words: Living Lab,Home,Innovation,User-centered design

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