Design research develops knowledge to respond to real-world challenges and solve authentic problems. In this paper, we adopt a pragmatic and semantic design approach to combine the best of two separate design discourses: the discourse about developing science-based design rules and the discourse on user-centered, participative, and experience-based design. We develop a methodology that combines both discourses and perspectives. Subsequently, this methodology is illustrated by means of a case study of designing and developing a portal for mapping competencies in the multi-stakeholder environment of an IT cluster. This case study suggests design research can become more effective if it adopts a deliberate focus on articulating design rules as well as engaging users in trying out prototypes, to create artifacts that support and drive the dialogue between user-practitioners and design-oriented researchers.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 30th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), December 15-18, 2009|
|Place of Publication||Atlanta, Georgia USA|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|
|Event||30th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2009) - Phoenix, United States|
Duration: 15 Dec 2009 → 18 Dec 2009
|Conference||30th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2009)|
|Period||15/12/09 → 18/12/09|