Digital Sharing Platforms

Reference number 2018-04645
Coordinator Umeå universitet - Institutionen för informatik
Funding from Vinnova SEK 1 000 000
Project duration November 2018 - December 2020
Status Ongoing

Purpose and goal

The purpose of this project is to investigate whether digital sharing platforms that are based on a more user-centered sharing philosophy can solve the problems of the earlier platforms which tended to be more resource-centered. To test this, a prototype for a more user-centered distribution platform has been developed. The project´s goal is to increase knowledge about the design of sustainable digital sharing platforms and to contribute to a longer-term proliferation of sharing as a natural part of a sustainable lifestyle through pilot tests on the platform prototype.

Expected results and effects

With the project, we hope to contribute to the national learning related to digital sharing platforms, create an increased understanding of user-centric sharing platforms, and to knowledge about how such platforms can be designed and managed to encourage innovation processes, value creation and community-beneficial activities run by good sharing principles.

Planned approach and implementation

Implementation of a number of pilot projects using a prototype of a user-centric sharing platform that will be developed, including a case related to a school where the platform will be evaluated based on its impact on emerging exchanges between students, staff and residents in the surrounding community.

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