LIVE-LABS AS REAL-WORLD VALIDATION ENVIRONMENTS FOR DESIGN METHODS
DS 92: Proceedings of the DESIGN 2018 15th International Design Conference
Editor: Marjanović D., Štorga M., Škec S., Bojčetić N., Pavković N.
Author: Albers, Albert; Walter, Benjamin; Wilmsen, Miriam; Bursac, Nikola
Section: DESIGN THEORY AND RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
DOI number: https://doi.org/10.21278/idc.2018.0303
Laboratory studies and field studies make a major contribution to the validation of new design processes, methods and tools, but are confronted with limited transferability of validation results to corporate practice. In contrast, Live-Labs are validation environments that promise a high degree of external validity, but have not yet been able to systematically justify it. This article presents a procedure model and a categorisation framework that allows existing Live-Labs to be designed in such a way that the transferability of the results of Live-Lab studies to companies can be optimised.
Keywords: Live-Labs, validation environment, design research, design methods, research methodologies and methods