Living Labs

Design and Assessment of Sustainable Living

  • David V. Keyson
  • Olivia Guerra-Santin
  • Dan Lockton

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Arjan van Timmeren, David V. Keyson
      Pages 3-7
    3. Natalia Romero Herrera
      Pages 9-22
    4. Marco Hasselkuß, Carolin Baedeker, Christa Liedtke
      Pages 23-34
    5. Carolin Baedeker, Christa Liedtke, Maria Jolanta Welfens
      Pages 35-52
  3. Research Methods for Living Labs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 53-53
    2. David V. Keyson, Gregory M. Morrison, Carolin Baedeker, Christa Liedtke
      Pages 55-61
    3. Paula Femenias, Liane Thuvander, Cecilia Holmström, Lina Jonsdotter, Madeleine Larsson
      Pages 89-99
  4. Sustainable Living Labs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. Shea Hagy, Peter Selberg, Larry Toups, Paula Femenias
      Pages 103-111
    3. Peter Elfstrand, Gregory M. Morrison, Larry Toups, Shea Hagy
      Pages 113-129
    4. Justus von Geibler, Carolin Baedeker, Christa Liedtke, Holger Rohn, Lorenz Erdmann
      Pages 131-154
  5. Living Labs and User Engagement

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 155-155
    2. Natalia Romero Herrera
      Pages 157-167
    3. Shea Hagy, Gregory M. Morrison, Peter Elfstrand
      Pages 169-178
    4. Flora Bowden, Dan Lockton, Rama Gheerawo, Clare Brass
      Pages 179-190
    5. Carolin Baedeker, Marco Hasselkuß, Johannes Buhl
      Pages 191-203
    6. Tomasz Jaskiewicz, David V. Keyson, Jantien M. Doolaard
      Pages 227-240
  6. Sustainable Production and Consumption

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 247-247
    2. Johannes Buhl, Kathrin Greiff, Carolin Baedeker, Christa Liedtke
      Pages 249-257
    3. Kathrin Greiff, Jens Teubler, Carolin Baedeker, Christa Liedtke, Holger Rohn
      Pages 259-275
    4. Jesper Knutsson
      Pages 277-287
  7. Case Studies on Exploring Energy Feedback and Visualisation with Users

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 289-289
    2. David V. Keyson, Natalia Romero Herrera
      Pages 291-295
    3. Dan Lockton, Flora Bowden, Claire Matthews
      Pages 297-308
    4. Natalia Romero Herrera, Jaap Rutten, David V. Keyson
      Pages 309-323
    5. Tomasz Jaskiewicz, Aadjan van der Helm, David V. Keyson
      Pages 325-330
  8. Understanding Comfort and Energy Practices in Residential Buildings

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 331-331
    2. Tanja Lovrić, Viktor Grinewitschus
      Pages 345-368
  9. The Way Forwards: Business Models for Living Labs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 369-369
    2. Sacha Silvester, Bert Hooijer, Ria van Oosterhout, Floor van der Kemp
      Pages 371-384
    3. Maria Adahl
      Pages 385-390
    4. Mike Burbridge, Gregory M. Morrison, Menno van Rijn, Sasha Silvester, David V. Keyson, Lali Virdee et al.
      Pages 391-403
    5. David V. Keyson, Carolin Baedeker
      Pages 405-408

About this book


This book presents the results of a multi-annual project with sustainable Living Labs in the United Kingdom, Sweden, Germany and the Netherlands.

Living Labs – as initiated by the authors – have proved to be very promising research, design, co-creation and communication facilities for the development and implementation of sustainable innovations in the home. The book provides an inspiring introduction to both the methodology and business modelling for the Living Lab facilities. Understanding daily living at home is key to designing products and services that support households in their transition to more sustainable lifestyles. This book not only explores new ways of gaining insights into daily practices, but also discusses developing and testing design methods to create sustainable solutions for households. These new methods and tools are needed because those available are either ineffective or cause rebound-effects.

Intended for researchers and designers with an interest in the transition to sustainable lifestyles, it also appeals to company leaders interested in new ways of developing sustainable innovations and offers suggestions for effectively applying Living Labs for sustainable urban development.


Living labs Sustainable living Co-creation smart systems Social practices Research methods SusLabNWE Built environment Smart technologies smart homes domotics augmented reality internet of things

Editors and affiliations

  • David V. Keyson
    • 1
  • Olivia Guerra-Santin
    • 2
  • Dan Lockton
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of Industrial DesignDelft University of TechnologyDelftThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Faculty of Industrial DesignDelft University of TechnologyDelftThe Netherlands
  3. 3.School of DesignRoyal College of ArtLondonUnited Kingdom

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