Offermann et al. (2011) Design Range and Research Strategies in Design Science Publications

Abstract

Not much is known about how design knowledge is re-used in Design Science Research (DSR). The concepts of “generalization” and “transfer” as different types of knowledge-building and re-use are discussed in other disciplines and in Information System Research in general, but less so in DSR. Offermann et al. proposed three ranges of design theories and seven strategies for how to create and generalize design knowledge. In this paper, we classify all DESRIST 2006 - 2010 publications according to design range and research strategy. By doing so, we empirically ground the merely theoretically established research strategies, and are able to discover three additional strategy types. The literature analysis shows that the specification of design range and strategy in abstracts is often incomplete or misleading. Based on the analysis we recommend template abstracts for design science publications which guide researchers on how to include all relevant information about design knowledge they (re-)used.

Citation Philipp Offermann, Soren Blom, Marten Schonherr, Udo Bub (2011). Design Range and Research Strategies in Design Science Publications. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), vol. 6629 LNCS, pp. 77–91. DOI

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@article{offermann2011design,
author = {Offermann, Philipp and Blom, Soren and Schonherr, Marten and Bub, Udo},
doi = {10.1007/978-3-642-20633-7_6},
isbn = {9783642206320},
issn = {03029743},
journal = {Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)},
pages = {77--91},
title = {{Design Range and Research Strategies in Design Science Publications}},
volume = {6629 LNCS},
year = {2011}
}

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