BWW ontology as a lens on IS design theory: Extending the design science research roadmap

Alturki, Ahmad, Gable, Guy G., & Bandara, Wasana (2013) BWW ontology as a lens on IS design theory: Extending the design science research roadmap. In 8th International Conference on Design Science at the Intersection of Physical and Virtual Design (DESRIST 2013), June 11 - 12 2013, Helsinki, Finland.

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The Design Science Research Roadmap (DSR-Roadmap) [1] aims to give detailed methodological guidance to novice researchers in Information Systems (IS) DSR. Focus group evaluation, one phase of the overall study, of the evolving DSR-Roadmap revealed that a key difficulty faced by both novice and expert researchers in DSR, is abstracting design theory from design. This paper explores the extension of the DSR-Roadmap by employing IS deep structure ontology (BWW [2-4]) as a lens on IS design to firstly yield generalisable design theory, specifically 'IS Design Theory' (ISDT) elements [5]. Consideration is next given to the value of BWW in the application of the design theory by practitioners. Results of mapping BWW constructs to ISDT elements suggest that the BWW is promising as a common language between design researchers and practitioners, facilitating both design theory and design implementation

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ID Code: 61612
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Design theory, IS ontology, Design science research methodology, DSR-Roadmap, Design ontology
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-38827-9_18
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > Schools > School of Information Systems
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Springer-Verlag
Deposited On: 01 Aug 2013 03:54
Last Modified: 16 Sep 2015 00:41

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