Action Design Research Workshop

Schedule and location

Thursday November 21st - Friday November 22nd.

Aalto University School of Business, Espoo.

Registration 

Registration is open until November 14th.

Speakers

Professor Maung Sein, University of Agder, Norway.

Professor Matti Rossi, Aalto University School of Business, Finland.

Assistant Professor Amir Haj-Bolouri, University West, Sweden.

Organizer

Professor Matti Rossi, Aalto University School of Business, Finland.

Overview

This two-day workshop aims at providing researchers engaging in design research in organizations with hands-on guidance on using Action Design Research in their own projects. The method is based on the recognition that IS research always has a dual mission, namely to (a) add to existing theory, and (b) to produce knowledge to support IS practitioners in solving current and anticipated problems. We can achieve this by promoting research, which is based on existing problems in practical settings, aimed at improving the practice and solving problems through employing information systems.

The main part of the workshop will be devoted to the cultivation of research ideas and projects of the workshop participants. We will engage in dialogue with the participants and ask people to share their experiences and challenges in using this approach. Participants are required to send in a brief description of the projects they wish to develop and/or discuss at the workshop.

The workshop will consist of the following parts:

Part 1: ADR lectures (engaging practitioners, BIE cycles, theorizing etc.)

Part 2: Workshop and project clinic

Part 3: Debates and discussions on interweaving research and practice

Background reading

Sein, M.K., O. Henfridsson, S. Purao, M. Rossi, R. Lindgren. 2011. Action Design Research. MIS Quarterly 35(1) 37-56. http://aisel.aisnet.org/misq/vol35/iss1/5/

Haj-Bolouri, A., Purao, S., Rossi, M., & Bernhardsson, L. (2017). Action Design Research as a Method-in-Use: Problems and Opportunities. Paper presented at the The 12th International Conference in Design Science Research in Information Technology and Systems. Karlsruhe, Germany. 30 MAY-1 JUNE, 2017.

Detailed Program

Day 1                                 Thursday 21.11.2019

9 – 9:30

Introduction to the workshop, practical details

Matti

9:30 – 10:30

Intro to Action Design Research

Maung

10:30 – 10:45

Coffee break

 

10:45 – 12:00

Presentations of ADR best practises through exemplar projects

Amir

12:00 – 13:15

Lunch

 

13:15 – 14:30

Workshop part 1:

Setting up groups and tasks, start working

Maung

14:30 – 15:00

Coffee break

 

15:00 – 16:00

Workshop part 2: Working on own projects

 

 

16:30 – 17:30

ADR Reflection at local microbrevery

 

18:00 ->

Dinner at own expense

We will provide a list of places nearby and some of the local students will help

Day 2                                 Friday 22.11.2019

9 – 10

Outputs of ADR: design theorizing

Matti

10:00 – 10:15

Coffee break

 

10:15 –12:00

Workshop part 3: Project presentations

 

12:00 – 13:00

Lunch

 

13:00 – 14:00

Workshop part 3: Wrap-up and presentations

 

Workshop tasks

First session

Theme: Initializating a project

Organize the workgroup:

-       assign someone to do a write-up

-       prepare to present the write-up in the end shortly

Preparation of a project:

-       What are the key tasks and critical issues?

-       Experiences of problems and what went well?

  • Good practises
  • Potential crises

-       How to compose the project group?

-       How to get the commitment from the client?

-       What is the promise for the client?

 

Second session

Theme: BIE, evaluation and theorizing about the project

-       Which kind of BIE you are doing?

-       Outline what kind of artefact, intervention and evaluation you expect to do

-       What do you expect as a result from the project?

-       As artefact?

-       Theoretical contribution?

-       How are you going to report the results

  • To client
  • To scientific audience

 

Third session

Short presentations of projects and lessons learned by the teams

-       5 minute summary of each project that you have defined

-       5 minutes for key lessons learned from groups

 

Credit points

Doctoral students participating in the seminar can obtain 2 credit points. This requires participating all of the days and completing the assignments.

Registration fee

This seminar is free-of-charge for Inforte.fi member organization's staff and their PhD students. For others the participation fee is 400 €. The participation fee includes access to the event and the event materials. Lunch and dinner are not included.