Artifact-centered Planning and Assessing of Large Design Science Research Projects: Case Study

Gerald Daeuble, Michael Werner, Markus Nuettgens

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Design science research has gained increased attention in the academic research community in the past decade. Several authors have published useful guidelines for conducting and publishing design science-oriented research. But little attention has yet been paid to the set-up and planning of design science research projects. Design science research is different compared to other research approaches due to the duality of the epistemological and the design objective. We investigate how a framework that was developed for the structuring of large design science projects by focusing on research artifacts can be used for the planning and assessment of such projects. We use a case study to demonstrate the application of the framework and discuss what kind of conclusions can be drawn on the applicability of the used framework. We also provide suggestions that might be useful for other scholars when assessing their projects.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNew Horizons in Design Science : Broadening the Research Agenda
EditorsBrian Donnellan, Debra VanderMeer, Jim Kenneally, Robert Winter, Marcus Rothenberger, Markus Helfert
Number of pages15
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer Publishing Company
Publication date2015
ISBN (Print)9783319187136
ISBN (Electronic)9783319187143
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Design Science Research
  • Management of Research Projects
  • Critical Analysis

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