Why space is not enough: Service innovation and service delivery in senior housing
Book chapter, 2021

This chapter discusses senior housing to support the well-being of older individuals through the provision of physical and social resources. The authors show how digital services contribute to these developments by increasing the resources available and the capacity of older people to integrate resources and take advantage of the value-creating opportunities offered by senior housing solutions. They point out that senior users play a crucial role as active co-creators of their own well-being and contributors to both service innovation and service delivery. As digital services become essential for how older people manage their daily lives, they need to be more integrated in the physical spaces where the actions and memories that shape the lives of seniors take place. Digital services have the potential to both create and deliver new services that will enhance these experiences, which makes their integration with the physical space an important and inseparable component of service innovation and delivery in the context of senior housing.


Petter Ahlström

Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Construction Management

Göran Lindahl

Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Building Design

Markus Fellesson

Karlstad University

Borje Bjelke

University of Oslo

Fredrik Nilsson

Uppsala University

Management and Information Technology after Digital Transformation

9781000451610 (ISBN)

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Information Science



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