Conceptualizing Design Knowledge in IS Research – A Review and Taxonomy of Design Knowledge Properties

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Abstract Design science projects are of great interest in information systems (IS) research. Typically, design-oriented projects generate valuable design knowledge through the design and possible instantiation of artifacts. Although designing novel artifacts and accumulating design knowledge is common practice in IS, there is still limited shared knowledge about the distinctive characteristics of design knowledge to facilitate its accumulation. To address this issue, we develop a design knowledge taxonomy and contribute to a deeper understanding of design knowledge properties. The taxonomy is grounded on a systematic literature review, followed by a combination of empirical-to-conceptual and conceptual-to-empirical iterations. We evaluate the taxonomy by interviewing six domain experts and demonstrate its practical application and utility. Thus, the taxonomy consists of key dimensions and characteristics of design knowledge and contributes to a better scientific understanding of its characteristics. Practitioners can use the taxonomy as an instrument to further understand, design, and accumulate design knowledge.
Authors Dickhaut, Ernestine; Janson, Andreas & Leimeister, Jan Marco
Research Team IWI6
Journal or Publication Title Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS)
Language English
Keywords Advances in Design Science Research, accumulation, design knowledge, design science research, taxonomy
Subjects information management
HSG Classification contribution to scientific community
Date 7 January 2022
Place of Publication Hawaii, USA
Page Range 5778-5787
Number of Pages 10
Event Title Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS)
Event Location Hawaii, USA
Event Dates 04-07 Jan 2022
ISBN 978-0-9981331-5-7
Official URL http://hdl.handle.net/10125/80044
Depositing User Dr. Mahei Li
Date Deposited 04 Jan 2022 15:34
Last Modified 04 Jan 2022 15:42
URI: https://www.alexandria.unisg.ch/publications/265509

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Dickhaut, Ernestine; Janson, Andreas & Leimeister, Jan Marco: Conceptualizing Design Knowledge in IS Research – A Review and Taxonomy of Design Knowledge Properties. 2022. - Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS). - Hawaii, USA.

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