Kianos - Home made library


Within the Living Lab for digital media (Mediatuin) Kianos wants to test his multimedia system that allows to consult favorite media (audio and video) and content (music and films) on any device, anywhere and anytime. This project is supported through the ‘KMO dienstenportefeuille’ of the ‘Agentschap Ondernemen’.


Nowadays people own a lot of media devices. The most recent Digimeter survey (2012) indicate that 27.2% of the Flemish population owns a tablet and 38.5% owns a smartphone. At the moment it is a challenge to consult media on these devices since there are a lot of formats and standards. Converting the content to the required format can be an enormous hassle.

Innovation goal

Kianos wants to design a brand new device that allows users to consult content with one central user interface for all their devices. This would allow users to consult their content anywhere on any device. This approach will result in a better media experience.


The Living Lab methodology will be used to further refine the Kianos concept. Based on the needs and wants of the end users, the User Interface and ‘look and feel’ will be adjusted. An online survey and a co-creationsession were used to examine this.

All opportunities and use cases are validated by MICT with the Living Lab methodology. Test users are being followed and closely involved in the innovation process. Based on this user input we gather new academic insights and ideas to optimize the business development, market introduction strategy and technical development of Kianos.

Duration of the project

The project runs from 01/11/2012 - 30/04/2013.

Staff involved

  • Dimitri Schuurman
  • Constantijn Seys


  • Media Use & Experience
  • ICT & Society

Financed by

  • Other