Track 3: Design and Design Science in IS

This track seeks submissions reporting on new research contributions concerning design in the dual contexts of Design Practice (DP) and Design Science Research (DSR). We seek Design Practice papers aimed at understanding what designers do and think, what situated techniques they use, what makes “good” designs and how designs evolve over time. We also seek papers that extend or apply DSR methods to improve knowledge creation and evaluation through design. Inter-and trans-disciplinary approaches are valued as scholars from information systems, computer science, software engineering, and many complementary disciplines are actively engaged in generating novel solutions to interesting design problems.

Accordingly, this track welcomes submissions in all areas of DSR and DP, as relevant to the IS discipline, including – but not limited to – the following topics:

  • Developing/Evaluating Design Artifacts and Design Theories
  • Component Architecture, Modularity and Rules in Design
  • Design as Practice and Designing Practices
  • Design and Innovation Ecosystems
  • Creativity in Design
  • User-Centred Design, Co-Design, and Participatory Design
  • End-User Design/Development
  • Architecture, Art and Archeology as references for IS DP and DSR
  • Critical Reflections on DP and DSR
  • Ethics in DP and DSR
  • DSR Methods, Techniques, and Tools
  • Problem Formulation in DP and DSR
  • Design Thinking in DP and DSR
  • Evaluation in DP and DSR
  • Standards and Criteria for DSR
  • Accumulation and Synthesis of DSR Knowledge Outcomes
  • Comparison of DSR Practices in IS/IT and Non-IS/IT Disciplines
  • Teaching and Learning DP and DSR

Track Chairs

Dirk Hovorka
University of Sydney
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Silvia Schacht
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
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John Venable
Curtin University
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