Living Lab Practice Book – Practitioners’ secret know-hows for successful living lab projects

Mika Yasuoka, Fumiya Akasaka, Atsunobu Kimura, Masayuki Ihara

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This book is a handbook and guidebook for people practicing a living lab as well as planning to practice a living lab. This book provides collections of know-hows depicted from experiences, in visual and verbal representations.
The targeted readers of this book are living lab “practitioners”. In this context, we regard “practitioners” in a broad sense. Practitioners are those who are initiators of living labs, core participants to peripheral participants in living labs and potential participants who are interested but limited in knowledge about living labs. As you
can see, almost everyone who are practicing living labs and who are interested in practicing are our targeted users.
Since the targeted users are practitioners, this book does not touch upon living lab theories or methods. The book rather focuses on practical know-hows for DOERs, and tries to give answers to practical questions such as “How should we conduct our living lab project?” “What kind of aspects we should be aware of ?”. Each know-how contains with a descriptive story based on a few real episodes from practitioners. Everyone using this book should definitely read stories as well in order to get the essence of know-how out of the stories.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherNTT Publishing Co. Ltd.
Number of pages43
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • Living lab
  • Service design
  • Innovation

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