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The Notion of Users in Design Science Research
University West, Department of Economics and IT, Divison of Informatics. (LINA)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1202-9797
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)
Abstract [en]

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.

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2015. 1-15 p.
Keyword [en]
Users, Design Science Research, Notion, DSR, Information Systems
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Information Systems, Social aspects
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-8107OAI: diva2:853537
38th Information Systems Research Seminar in Scandinavia (IRIS 38), Oulu, Finland, 9-12 August 2015
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