FI: Oulu Urban Living Labs

Oulu Urban Living Labs – OULLabs

http://www.oullabs.fi/

1. Implementation procedure

Name of the institution running website/application:University of Oulu; Center for Internet Excellence
Type of the institution running website/application:

an implementation execute by a government institution

Source of financing:

public resources - state budget

public resources - local governments and other local authorities,

Year of launching the website/application: 2011
Service's/application's rating:

2. Implementation's characteristics

The OULLabs implementation is an application designed by the University of Oulu. The project’s main partner is the City of Oulu.

The project aim at creating a space for the exchange of opinions and experience, a testing environment for products and services that producers are planning to introduce to the market. The city’s authorities participated in the implementation of the project. Such initiatives are meant to enhance the development of local markets, providing support for entrepreneurs and, as a result, contributing to the implementation of the strategy for the economic development and promotion of innovativeness within the region.

The project is targetted at entrepreneurs, yet it is based on the cooperation with private users. For each tested product a separate testing environment is created within the application. Members of testing groups are recruited and support on the part of experts is provided. Private persons, following the registration in the service, join the chosen testing group. The next evaluation stages are performed according to a scenario adjusted to the needs of a particular service user (tests, discussion groups, polls, interviews, etc.). Logged-in users have access to all the currently held and already completed campaigns.

The project’s website features short descriptions of the conducted campaigns, including the specifications of the product/service that was the subject of the campaign, the objective, the realisation measures and means, as well as the final outcomes.

The service is not promoted on social networking sites. But it is possible for users to access the service through other Internet application (Facebook, Google +). The users of the latter can share their activities in the Oullabs service with the use of the embedded plug-inns.

3. Detailed description categories

Type of the service's/application user:
  • G2C: citizens
  • G2B: business
The application service's usage area:
  • services: cooperation of institutions and citizens in the implementation of public tasks ("we inform, talk and cooperate")
A communication - an indication of all the media and dissemination
  • Independent website dedicated to the application / solution eGov
Access to the full functionality of the service
  1. Access to the service requires you to register your account on the site - registration requires a specific data
    • Name
    • Surname
    • email adress
    • age/date of birth
    • password
    • other poll's question
Tracking of user's activity:
  • verification via a link sent to your email
The service's/application's usage areas
  1. Solutions for business
  2. Culture
  3. Finances
  4. Social life
Forms of interaction with users:
  1. Forum
  2. Comments
Service's/Application's integration to social networking sites
  • No
Availability of service/application use instruction
  • None
Is the connection encrypted?
  • No

4. Service's/Application's integration with social networking sites

As for: 9.02.2015
The project hasn't its profiles on networking sites:

5. Screen gallery

Homepage <<Strona główna >>

Homepage <<Strona główna >>

Homepage <<Strona główna >>

A subpage with descriptions of the available services <<Podstrona z charakterystyką usługi>>

A subpage with descriptions of the available services <<Podstrona z charakterystyką usługi>>

A subpage with descriptions of the available services <<Podstrona z charakterystyką usługi>>

Case studies on the OULLabs’ pages <<Case studies na stronach OULLabs>>

Contact form <<Formularz kontaktowy >>

Registration service to the OULLabs programme <<Serwis rejestracyjny do programu OULLabs>>

Registration service to the OULLabs programme <<Serwis rejestracyjny do programu OULLabs>>

Pages of discussion groups and on-site testing groups within the OULLabs service – access requires logging in to a user’s account <<Podstrony grup dyskusyjnych i grup testujących w ramach OULLabs – dostęp po zalogowaniu do konta użytkownika >>

Pages of discussion groups and on-site testing groups within the OULLabs service – access requires logging in to a user’s account <<Podstrony grup dyskusyjnych i grup testujących w ramach OULLabs – dostęp po zalogowaniu do konta użytkownika >>

Pages of discussion groups and on-site testing groups within the OULLabs service – access requires logging in to a user’s account <<Podstrony grup dyskusyjnych i grup testujących w ramach OULLabs – dostęp po zalogowaniu do konta użytkownika >>