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A Multi-Grounded Design Research Process
University of Borås, School of Business and IT.
2010 (English)Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

There has been a growing interest in the philosophy and constituents of design research by a vast amount of IS-scholars. There are several unre- solved concerns and issues in design research (DR). Some examples are the outcomes of design research, the role of theorizing in DR, how to conduct eval- uation and validation, and the need for different grounding processes to gener- ate valid knowledge from design research endeavors. This paper describes a multi-grounded approach for design research; consisting of three types of grounding processes (theoretical, empirical and internal grounding). The pur- pose is to investigate DR-based design knowledge and its roles during design research and design practice. A key feature in this approach is the division be- tween the meta-design (within design research) producing abstract design knowledge and the empirical design practice producing situational knowledge and artefacts. The multi-grounding approach to design research will be illus- trated by the support of two design cases.

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Springer , 2010.
Keyword [en]
design research, multi-grounded knowledge development
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Computer and Information Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-6467DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-13335-0_4Local ID: 2320/7318OAI: diva2:887163
Lecture Notes in Computer Science


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