Conceptual Design Science Research? How and Why Untested Meta-artifacts Have a Place in IS

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Abstract

This study presents both a rationale and a method for conducting conceptual design science research (DSR) that creates abstract and untested meta-artifacts. The DSR paradigm is centered upon a design-evaluate dynamic, in which designs are not only created but also put to the test in working environments. Yet there are occasions where the initial design theorizing is so challenging and complex as to warrant a contribution in its own right. Thus, a method is proposed for the design of meta-artifacts, based upon the systematic analysis and synthesis of existing artifacts. This method is demonstrated in the design of a meta-artifact for a novel crowdfunding platform that accommodates the pre-purchase of information and communication technology hardware products and services from businesses of all sizes, including medium-to-large enterprises.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvancing the Impact of Design Science : Moving from Theory to Practice
EditorsMonica Chiarini Tremblay, Debra VanderMeer, Marcus Rothenberger, Ashish Gupta, Victoria Yoon
Number of pages16
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer
Publication date2014
Pages99-114
ISBN (Print)9783319067001
ISBN (Electronic)9783319067018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
EventThe 9th International Conference on Design Science Research in Information Systems and Technology. DESRIST 2014 - JW Marriott, Miami, FL, United States
Duration: 22 May 201423 May 2014
Conference number: 9
http://desrist2014.fiu.edu/

Conference

ConferenceThe 9th International Conference on Design Science Research in Information Systems and Technology. DESRIST 2014
Number9
LocationJW Marriott
CountryUnited States
CityMiami, FL
Period22/05/201423/05/2014
Internet address
SeriesLecture Notes in Computer Science
Number8463
ISSN0302-9743

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Keywords

  • Design science
  • Evaluation
  • Meta-artifact
  • Theory-in-use
  • Crowdfunding

Cite this

Gleasure, R. (2014). Conceptual Design Science Research? How and Why Untested Meta-artifacts Have a Place in IS. In M. C. Tremblay, D. VanderMeer, M. Rothenberger, A. Gupta, & V. Yoon (Eds.), Advancing the Impact of Design Science: Moving from Theory to Practice (pp. 99-114). Cham: Springer. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, No. 8463 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-06701-8_7