How Do Researchers (Re-)Use Design Principles: An Inductive Analysis of Cumulative Research

Thorsten Schoormann*, Frederik Möller, Magnus Rotvit Perlt Hansen

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Abstract

Accumulating prescriptive design knowledge, such as design principles (DP), is one of the fundamental goals in design science research projects. As previous studies have examined the use of DPs in practice to advance the development and communication of such principles, we argue that this attention also needs to be paid to how and for what researchers (re-)use DPs. Hence, this paper explores DP usage in cumulative (information systems) research based on the analysis and coding of a sample of 114 articles with 226 in-text citations. In doing this, we aim at contributing to the valuable discourse on DP reuse and accumulation by focusing on usage in research, present preliminary types of DP usage extracted from cumulative literature, as well as raise the awareness for guiding user and designer in how to (re-)use and how to allow for reuse of DPs.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Next Wave of Sociotechnical Design - 16th International Conference on Design Science Research in Information Systems and Technology, DESRIST 2021, Proceedings
EditorsLeona Chandra Kruse, Stefan Seidel, Geir Inge Hausvik
Number of pages7
PublisherSpringer
Publication date2021
Pages188-194
ISBN (Print)9783030824044
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Event16th International Conference on Design Science Research in Information Systems and Technology, DESRIST 2021 - Virtual, Online
Duration: 4 Aug 20216 Aug 2021

Conference

Conference16th International Conference on Design Science Research in Information Systems and Technology, DESRIST 2021
CityVirtual, Online
Period04/08/202106/08/2021
SeriesLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume12807 LNCS
ISSN0302-9743

Keywords

  • Citation analysis
  • Cumulative research
  • Design principle
  • Reuse

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