The advances in world of ubiquitous mobile computing allow citizens to comment, explore, participate in developments that touch their own interests. The evolution of hardware and software technologies have created a options for participatory approach to share individual perspectives and benefit from crowd assessments. The ubiquitous mobile computing triggers shift from the traditional push approaches towards more user-driven innovation strategies. That is applicable in area
- user-driven product development to be closes at needs and profiles of their clients,
- user-driven innovation in Risk Management approaches,
- user-driven humanitarian aid and collaborative mapping.
Beside fact that information and communications technologies domain facilitates user-driven innovation the key of the approach is to place the user at the core of their innovation process and a user is regarded as someone with local or regional expertise that is necessary to solve problems for the local enviroment or region.
Learning Task[edit | edit source]
- Analyse the concept of a Living Lab and explain the link to user-driven innovation.
References[edit | edit source]
- De Moor, K., Berte, K., De Marez, L., Joseph, W., Deryckere, T., & Martens, L. (2010). User-driven innovation? Challenges of user involvement in future technology analysis. Science and Public Policy, 37(1), 51-61.