Design Science and Design Patterns: A Rationale for the Application of Design-Patterns within Design Science Research to Accelerate Knowledge Discovery and Innovation Adoption

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Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 388)


Fundamental to any profession is a common vocabulary for expressing its concepts, and a language for relating them together. Many disciplines draw from a collective body of knowledge (BoK) of "best practices" and "lessons learned" for solving known problems. This body of knowledge is typically comprised of well-defined solutions for known problems plus emergent solutions for ill-defined problems. As design science research results are codified into a knowledge base, they become "best practices" over time through their routine application, feedback and evolution. This paper presents the case to express Design Science Research (DSR) artifacts in design-pattern format – to accelerate insight generation and application of DSR outputs. As the focus of Innovation shifts to Innovation “Adoption”, the use of design patterns to help achieve faster and more widespread innovation adoption is likely to increase significantly.


Design Science Research Innovation Adoption Design Patterns Practice Body of Knowledge IT Management IS Management Knowledge Discovery Practice Sharing 


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  1. 1.Intel Corporation / NUI MaynoothIreland

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