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Volker Wulf, Volkmar Pipek, David Randall, Markus Rohde, Kjeld Schmidt, and Gunnar Stevens

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780198733249

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198733249.001.0001

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Praxlabs

Praxlabs

A Sustainable Framework for User-Centered Information and Communication Technology Development—Cultivating Research Experiences from Living Labs in the Home

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(p.319) 10 Praxlabs
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Socio-Informatics
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Corinna Ogonowski

Timo Jakobi

Claudia Müller

Jan Hess

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198733249.003.0011

In this chapter, PRAXLABS is proposed as a framework for reflecting on and implementing elements of sustainable empirical research and user-centred design in living-lab studies. To explicate the PRAXLABS framework, this chapter presents a comparative analysis of three living-lab projects aiming at different design themes in the domestic domain: home entertainment, energy monitoring, and ambient assisted living. In each project, users were involved as co-creators in the research and design of new IT artifacts. By analyzing and comparing these cases, the chapter specifies experiences that may be transferred to other projects located in the domestic context. In addition, it discusses conditions that enable the transfer of insights across the borders of the home domain into other fields of application (e.g., work spaces, public spaces) or the field of mobile applications. Overall, the PRAXLABS framework makes experiences from different living-lab studies manageable in a systematized and sustainable manner.

Keywords:   PRAXLABS, living lab, user-centered design, home entertainment, energy monitoring, assisted living

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