“Third, evidence of learning-by-using is obtained using a time series of capacity factors for California wind turbines. Rosenberg (1982a) distinguished between learning-by-doing, in which a producer improves a good through knowledge gained from accumulated experience in manufacturing, and learning-by-using in which consumers of a good increase its productivity by making changes to the way they operate it, based on insights gleaned from their experience in using it….”
Page 54 Nemet (2008) In Foxon, T, Kohler, J. and Oughton, C. (2008) Innovation For A Low Carbon Economy Economic, Institutional and Management Approaches Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.
see also learning-by-doing and learning-by-searching
[see the example in Duhigg of the Alcoa employee and the paint machines]