Mohammadamin Barekatain is a B.Sc student in Computer Engineering at University of Isfahan, which is among the top 10 comprehensive universities of Iran. He is set to graduate in 2015. He has been the top student during all of 6 semesters of...
Karel Vandenbroucke holds a Master’s degree in Communication Sciences (2013, Ghent University) and is currently working as a researcher at the research group for Media and ICT (MICT), Department of Communication Sciences, Ghent University, Belgium. His main focus lies on Living Lab research, Quality of Experience and end-users' experiences with new technologies such as Internet of Things, Cloud Computing and (mobile) Human-Computer Interaction.
By applying a multi-method approach consisting of both qualitative and quantitative research methods, Karel wants to stimulate three types of user innovation in IoT :
- Innovation for users: assessing user attitudes
- Innovation with users: defining user scenarios during and shaping use cases
- Innovation by users: empowering users and encouraging users to be creative, innovative and put forward their ideas
By applying different levels of user involvement, one might profit from a user-based, bottom-up, qualitative approach for the development of future IoT products and services.