Design Science Research as Movement Between Individual and Generic Situation-Problem–Solution Spaces

  • Ilia Bider
  • Paul JohannessonEmail author
  • Erik Perjons
Part of the Lecture Notes in Information Systems and Organisation book series (LNISO, volume 1)


Design science is an emerging research paradigm in the Information Systems area. A design science project typically includes the activities of problem analysis, requirements definition, artifact development, and evaluation. These activities are not to be seen as sequential but can be carried out in any order. The purpose of this paper is to propose a conceptualization and formalization of design science research that show the possible ways in which a design science project can be carried out. The proposal is based on the state oriented view on business processes and suggests that design science research can be viewed as movements in a space of situations, problems and solutions.


Design science Information systems Business process 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer and Systems Sciences (DSV)Stockholm UniversityStockholmSweden

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