Design Science Research in Information Systems (2010) by Alan R. Hevner et al.

Citation Alan R. Hevner, Samir Chatterjee (2010). Design Science Research in Information Systems. Book

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BibTex entry for this book:

author = {Hevner, Alan R. and Chatterjee, Samir},
isbn = {9781441956521},
pages = {1--340},
title = {{Design Science Research in Information Systems}},
year = {2010}

Chapter 1 - Introduction to Design Science Research

  • What Is Design? - Different Perspectives
  • What Is Research?
  • Is Design a Science?
  • What Is Design Science Research?
  • Placing DSR in Context
  • The Spectrum of IS DSR
  • Difference Between Routine Design Practice and DSR

Chapter 2 - Design Science Research in Information Systems

  • Information Systems Research
  • Summary of Hevner, March, Park, and Ram 2004 MISQ Paper
  • Impacts of 2004 MISQ Paper on Design Science Research
  • Extending the Reach of Design Science Research in IS

Chapter 3 - Design Science Research Framework

  • Understanding the Natural and Artificial Worlds
  • Toward a Theory of Complex Systems
  • Systems Development in Information Systems Research
  • The General Design Cycle
  • Action Research Framework
  • The Design Science Research Methodology (DSRM)

Chapter 4 - On Design Theory

  • What Is Theory?
  • Cycle of Theory Building
  • Transition to Normative Theory
  • Taxonomy of Theory Types in Information Systems
  • Is Design Theory Possible?

Chapter 5 - Twelve Theses on Design Science Research in Information Systems

  • Thesis 1: IS Is an Applied or Practical Discipline
  • Thesis 2: Prescriptive Research Is an Essential Part of IS as an Applied or Practical Discipline
  • Thesis 3: The Design Science Activity of Building IT Artifacts Is an Important Part of Prescriptive Research in Information Systems
  • Thesis 4: The Primary Interest of IS Lies in IT Applications, and Therefore IS as a Design Science ~
  • Thesis 5: IS as a Design Science Builds IT Metaartifacts That Support the Development of ~
  • Thesis 6: Prescriptive Knowledge of IT Artifacts Forms a Knowledge Area of Its Own and Cannot Be Reduced to ~
  • Thesis 7: The Resulting IT Meta-artifacts Essentially Entail Design Product and Design Process Knowledge
  • Thesis 8: The Term “Design Theory” Should Be Used Only When It Is Based on a Sound Kernel Theory
  • Thesis 9: Constructive Research Methods Should Make the Process of Building IT Meta-artifacts ~
  • Thesis 10: Explication of the Practical Problems to Be Solved, the Existing Artifacts to Be Improved, ~
  • Thesis 11: IS as a Design Science Cannot Be ValueFree, but It May Reflect Means-End, Interpretive, or Critical Orientation
  • Thesis 12: The Values of Design Science Research Should Be Made as Explicit as Possible

Chapter 6 - A Science of Design for Software-Intensive Systems

  • Science of Design Challenges
  • Software-Intensive Systems
  • Science of Design Principles
  • Categories of Software-Intensive Systems Principles
  • A Proposed Research Vision
  • SIS Scientific Theories
  • SIS Engineering Activities
  • SIS Research Project Framework
  • Intellectual Drivers for Science of Design in SIS Research

Chapter 7 - People and Design

  • Designing for Consumers
  • Practice of Ethnography in Design
  • Reflection in Action (Schon’s View)
  • Designing for Scale - Google and People

Chapter 8 - Software Design: Past and Present

  • A Software Design Framework
  • Software Architecture
  • Algorithmic Design
  • Data Design
  • Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) Design
  • Software Development Processes and Methods

Chapter 9 - Evaluation

  • What Is Evaluation?
  • Why Do We Perform Evaluations?
  • Differing Perspectives of Stakeholders
  • Basic Structure of Evaluation Studies
  • The Art of Performance Evaluation
  • Avoiding Common Mistakes in Performance Evaluation
  • Conducting an Objectivist Comparative Study - A Brief Example
  • Threats to Inference and Validity

10 The Use of Focus Groups in Design Science Research

  • Research Focus Groups
  • Adapting Focus Groups to Design Research
  • A Design Research Example
  • Limitations on the Use of Focus Groups for Design Research
  • Closing Remarks

11 Design and Creativity

  • Creativity - What Is It?
  • Group Creativity
  • Conceptual Blockbusting Theory
  • Experiential Learning
  • Creativity, Design, and IT
  • Creativity and Design in the Age of Virtual Worlds
  • Designing Virtual Worlds

12 A Design Language for Knowledge Management Systems (KMS)

  • Problem Statement
  • Concept
  • Artifact Construction
  • Knowledge Packet Generator
  • Barriers
  • Value Accelerators
  • Receiver of Good Packets
  • Evaluation Methodology: SME Model Instantiation
  • Results
  • Contribution to Research

13 On Integrating Action Research and Design Research

  • The Research Approaches
  • Cross-Application of Criteria
  • A Way Forward

14 Design Science in the Management Disciplines

  • Design Concepts
  • Design Science Research in Organizational Studies

15 Design Science Research in Information Systems: A Critical Realist Approach

  • Why an Alternative Information Systems Design Science Research Approach?
  • Critical Realism
  • A Critical Realist Approach for IS Design Science Research15.5 Conclusion

16 Design of Emerging Digital Services: A Taxonomy

  • Service Versus Digital Service
  • Research Objectives
  • Why Taxonomy?
  • Grounding of the Taxonomy
  • Fundamental Design Dimensions
  • Fundamental Service Provider Objectives
  • Summary of the Taxonomy
  • Evaluation of the Taxonomy
  • Future Research Considerations

17 Disseminating Design Science Research

  • Academic Route - Conference and Journal Papers
  • Funding to Support Your Design Research
  • Commercializing Your Ideas via Start-Ups

18 Design Science Research: Looking to the Future

  • Trend 1: Growing Number of IS Scholars Will Use Design as a Research Method
  • Trend 2: Growing Number of Scholars Will Research Design . 262
  • Trend 3: A Small but Steady Number of Scholars Will Study Design Theory
  • Trend 4: An Uptake Is Expected in These Three IT Application Area Thereby Creating a Surge in the Need for Design Researchers

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