Positioning living labs within action design research: preliminary findings from a systematic literature review

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Maccani, Giovanni
McLoughlin, Shane
Prendergast, David
Donnellan, Brian
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Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)
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In recent years, Living Labs (LLs) are emerging as relevant design methodologies among IS researchers. Prior research leveraged Action Design Research (ADR) to position LLs within this discipline. Through a systematic literature review, this paper proposes the positioning of LLs’ methodologies within ADR. Based on preliminary findings of this study, we argue that, whilst LL’s offer an opportunity to advance learning in ADR in several ways, some critical divergences can be identified in the literature to-date between the two methodologies.
Living labs , Action design research , Systematic literature review
Maccani, G., McLoughlin, S., Prendergast, D. and Donnellan, B. 2017. 'Positioning Living Labs within Action Design Research: Preliminary Findings from a Systematic Literature Review'. In: Maedche, A., vom Brocke, J., Hevner, A. (eds.) Designing the Digital Transformation: DESRIST 2017 Research in Progress Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Design Science Research in Information Systems and Technology. Karlsruhe, Germany. 30 May - 1 Jun. Karslruhe: Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT), pp. 119-127