User-driven innovation

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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.[1]

Learning Task[edit | edit source]

  • Analyse the concept of a Living Lab and explain the link to user-driven innovation.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 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.