Bridging Research and Innovation by Applying Living Labs for Design Science Research

  • John Krogstie
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 124)

Abstract

In this paper we provide a framework for how to combine design science research with a Living Lab approach. Whereas Living Labs have a main focus on innovation, it is also important to involve researchers that need to follow a more rigid research approach to be able to produce research papers. The framework is illustrated through reports from a case using the combined framework in connection to research and innovation in the Wireless Trondheim Living Lab (WTLL). WTLL focus on research and development of mobile applications and services. The case, following the development and design science research related to one such service, MSIS (Mobile Student Information System)/Campus-Guide, provides evidence on one way these approaches can be combined, enabling more involvement of researchers in innovation processes and vice versa. The generalisability of the approach is not proved though, and further research will look on how we can utilize the described approach in other settings.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • John Krogstie
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  1. 1.Norwegian University of Science and TechnologyNorway

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