Volume 4, Issue 3, May 2016, Page: 76-82
Social Labs: Identifying Latin American Living Labs
Sergio Duarte Masi, Grupo de Investigación en Ciencias de la Información (GICI), Facultad Politécnica, Universidad Nacional de Asunción, San Lorenzo, Paraguay
Received: Mar. 1, 2016;       Accepted: May 27, 2016;       Published: Jun. 20, 2016
DOI: 10.11648/j.hss.20160403.12      View  3860      Downloads  148
Abstract
The purpose of this article is to analyze the various areas of intervention of Living Labs in several countries to determine the orientation of their actions. This case study compared the various Living Labs found in Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa was performed by analysis of secondary information available on the websites of the diverse Living Labs analyzed. It proceeded to concentrate the information found in two tables: one that brings together those dedicated to ICTs and the other focused on social issues and problems, and that is precisely most Latin American, Asians and African Living Labs. This geographical (or geopolitics) differentiation shows how this innovative co-creation methodology has adapted effectively to social realities ruled by inequality, poverty and / or where problems requiring innovative approaches when the search for collective solutions is necessary.
Keywords
City Labs, Living Labs, Social Labs, Social Innovation, Co-Creation
To cite this article
Sergio Duarte Masi, Social Labs: Identifying Latin American Living Labs, Humanities and Social Sciences. Vol. 4, No. 3, 2016, pp. 76-82. doi: 10.11648/j.hss.20160403.12
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