Building the Co-design and Making Platform to Support Participatory Research and Development for Smart City

  • Zhiyong Fu
  • Xu Lin
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8528)


This paper focuses in particular on the participatory innovation model in the context of smart city in China. Based on the practices from design thinking, living lab and maker space, we integrated the action researches and participatory practices in our smart city R&D projects. The integrated co-design process will facilitate the interdisciplinary professionals, open communities and citizens to involve in the smart city design. This paper present our co-design framework, which combines the exploration of the territory, integration of stakeholders’ resource and issues, ideation of co-created experimentations, implementation of solution, products and service, and evaluation of conclusion & outcomes into a holistic process. The case study on crowd sourcing environmental solution project that applied the co-design model of development and participatory evaluation was launched as pilot in Beijing. These will be the helpful reference and support for the co-design practice in the city of China.


Co-design Smart City Open Platform Living Lab Makerspace 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zhiyong Fu
    • 1
  • Xu Lin
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Information Art and DesignTsinghua UniversityBeijingChina

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