The Notion of Users in Design Science Research
2015 (English)In: Proceedings of the 38th Information Systems Research Seminar in Scandinavia (IRIS 38), Oulu, Finland, 9-12 August / [ed] Anssi Öörni, Netta Iivari, Kari Kuutti, Harri Oinas-Kukkonen and Mikko Rajanen (eds.), 2015, 1-15 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Design Science Research (DSR) has since the last decade become a paradigm within the field of Information Systems (IS). It provides researchers and practitioners within IS with a rich set of tools in terms of methods, theoretical foundations, research validity and other characteristics. This paper investigates what the notion of users is in DSR. It presents results from a small literature review based on 31 DSR-papers. The results indicate a low presence of how DSR-papers conceptualize the concept of users. The paper suggests that DSR hasn’t reached it’s full potentialities in terms of positioning an explicit notion of users, and that it can be a relevant task for further research for IS-researchers in general, and for DSR-researchers in particular.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. 1-15 p.
Users, Design Science Research, Notion, DSR, Information Systems
Information Systems, Social aspects
Research subject SOCIAL SCIENCE, Informatics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-8107OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-8107DiVA: diva2:853537
38th Information Systems Research Seminar in Scandinavia (IRIS 38), Oulu, Finland, 9-12 August 2015