Transformation of Libraries into Living Labs


Friday 22 September
15.45 – 17.15


Digital Transition 

Social Transition


Ewelina Moszyk, PSNC Future Labs, Zwierzyniecka 20, Poznań


SUR 5-6


The workshop is aiming at being a relevant starting point to boost the living lab approaches for public libraries in Europe and the World. We expect to gather the living lab community interested in Culture and Public Libraries.
This, this workshop is designed to present a path for the transformation of a traditional library into a living lab. The participants will learn examples and methodologies to engage local communities in library development according to their needs and desires, based on what worked -and also in what did not work in other places.


15:45 – 15:55 Warm-up
Using coaching cards participants share their good experiences with libraries as they know it.
15:55 – 16:25 Problem definition 
• Participants are introduced to challenges in the libraries through the presentation of case studies. (We will invite the participants to contribute with their own case studies too).
• For every challenge, participants will be invited to empathize with each segment of end users – making empathy maps of end users.
• They will try to resolve these problems by formulating problem definitions. Participants will be given templates to formulate problem definition.
16:25 – 16:45 End users’ journeys 
• Participants are introduced to examples of technological aids or design facilities used in real-life experiences (Future Labs, lLibrary in Barcelona, etc.)
• Cards and templates of end users’ journeys will be produced
16:45 – 17:05 Teams’ presentations 
• Each team present their approach and end user journey
17:05 – 17:15 Conclusions and further suggestions for co-creation and co-design 
• Workshop’s moderators’ conclusions and suggestions for future


Ewelina Moszyk

PSNC Future Labs, Zwierzyniecka 20, Poznań

Fernando Vilariño

Associate Director at the Computer Vision Center and Associate Professor at the Department of Computer Science UAB

Oskar Hernández

Information professional and a PhD Candidate in Social Studies of Science and Technology at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB)