Design Research in Information Systems

Theory and Practice

  • Alan Hevner
  • Samir Chatterjee

Part of the Integrated Series in Information Systems book series (ISIS, volume 22)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxviii
  2. Alan Hevner, Samir Chatterjee
    Pages 1-8
  3. Alan Hevner, Samir Chatterjee
    Pages 9-22
  4. Alan Hevner, Samir Chatterjee
    Pages 23-31
  5. Alan Hevner, Samir Chatterjee
    Pages 33-42
  6. Alan Hevner, Samir Chatterjee
    Pages 63-77
  7. Alan Hevner, Samir Chatterjee
    Pages 79-86
  8. Alan Hevner, Samir Chatterjee
    Pages 87-107
  9. Alan Hevner, Samir Chatterjee
    Pages 109-119
  10. Monica Chiarini Tremblay, Alan R. Hevner, Donald J. Berndt
    Pages 121-143
  11. Alan Hevner, Samir Chatterjee
    Pages 145-156
  12. Sandeep Purao, Matti Rossi, Maung K. Sein
    Pages 179-194
  13. Salvatore T. March, Timothy J. Vogus
    Pages 195-208
  14. Kevin Williams, Samir Chatterjee, Matti Rossi
    Pages 235-253
  15. Alan Hevner, Samir Chatterjee
    Pages 255-259
  16. Alan Hevner, Samir Chatterjee
    Pages 261-268
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 269-320

About this book


The study of Information Systems (IS) design is an essential part of the education of IS students and professionals. The purpose of this book is to provide a thorough reference on Design Science Research (DSR), and it comes from two authors closely identified with DSR – Alan Hevner and Samir Chatterjee. As founders of the Design Science Research in Information Systems and Technology (DESRIST) annual conference, and as leading educators and researchers in the field, these authors, along with several invited contributors , are uniquely qualified to create this easy-to-read, easy-to-understand, and easy-to-apply text/reference.

Suitable for graduate courses in IS, computer science, software engineering, engineering design and other design-oriented fields, it can be used as a core text or a reference for doctoral seminars in DSR. IS faculty and researchers will find much of value here as well. It requires no extensive background in design and can be appreciated by practitioners working in IS or technology design. Its 18 chapters are all individually referenced, and two appendices provide a reprint of the seminal 2004 MISQ paper by Hevner, March, Park, and Ram, as well as a list of exemplar papers in Design Science. The book provides a thorough introduction to DSR, a look at DSR in IS, examinations of DSR frameworks and design theory, and a look at the key principles of DSR in IS. Other chapters look at design for software-intensive systems, people and design, the past and present of software designs, evaluation methods, focus-group use, design creativity, and a design language for knowledge management systems.

Later chapters explore integrating action research with design research, design science in management disciplines, a critical realist perspective of DSR in IS, a taxonomic look at design of emerging digital services, the dissemination of DSR, and, finally, a look at the future for DSR in IS.


Knowledge Management Systems computer computer science creativity design design theory engineering design information system knowledge management language management search engine marketing (SEM) software software engineering technology

Authors and affiliations

  • Alan Hevner
    • 1
  • Samir Chatterjee
    • 2
  1. 1.College of Business AdministrationUniversity of South FloridaTampaUSA
  2. 2.School of Information Systems &, TechnologyClaremont Graduate UniversityClaremontUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-5652-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-5653-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1571-0270
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