Here we conducted a meta-review of five longstanding case studies that highlighted a key topic deserving attention: practitioners’ method mixes should be taken seriously. Single-method use by a project, professional, or company happens rarely (in this data, never).
This article makes in-depth carbon footprint analysis for one commercialized user innovation that was found in extensive search of sustainable energy inventions in Finland, a study conducted by Inuse Research Group.
This article compares the development of, at the outset, two very different information infrastructures: a social media service and an enterprise resource planning system. Despite the differences, we found similarities in how vendors managed their service development and customer base.
This article extends the concept of “user” to account for a new, more formalized role that some client organizations play in the diffusion of packaged enterprise systems.
Living lab environments are often promoted as a way to engage private companies, citizens, researchers, and public organizations in mutually beneficial learning. Based on an in-depth case study of a four-year living lab collaboration in gerontechnology, we agree that successful living lab development hinges on learning between the parties, yet its emergence cannot be presumed or taken for granted.
Building upon both design research theory and practice, this presentation explored the evolving field of co-design in digital media, and interrogates the antecedent and contemporary orientations of the field, which can be identified as turns to usability, sociality, and designability.
In this paper we bring to the fore the supporting role that user-run Internet forums provide for inventive citizen engagement with technology and the particular implications this holds in sustainable energy technologies which is the domain of our analysis.
In this article we clarify how citizen users are able to invent in home heating systems. We researched inventionss that user did to heat pump and wood pellet burning systems. During the years 2005–2012 there were 192 inventions by users in Finland alone.