Action Design Research Workshop

Location

Room V2002, Ekonominaukio 1, Espoo

Registration 

Registration is open until September 7.
 

Speakers

Visiting Professor Maung K. Sein, School of Business, University of South-Eastern University and School for Economics, Innovation, and Technology, Kristiania University College, Norway

Trustee Professor Sandeep Purao, Information and Process Management Group and Associate Director of the Hoffman Center for Business Ethics at Bentley University

Associate Professor  Amir Haj-Bolouri, Information Systems at Högskolan Väst, Sweden

Professor Matti Rossi, Information systems at Aalto University School of Business

 

Overview

This three-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

Time

Topic

Facilitator

10:15 – 10:45

Introduction to the workshop, practical details

Matti

10:45 – 12:00

Intro to Action Design Research

Maung

12:00 – 13:00

Lunch

 

13:00 – 14:30

Workshop part 1:

Setting up groups and tasks, start working

Sandeep

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

Time

Topic

Facilitator

9 – 10:30

Presentations of ADR best practises through exemplar projects

Amir

10:30 – 10:45

Coffee break

 

10:45 – 12:00

Debate on problems of engaging with Practitioners

TBA

12:00 – 13:00

Lunch

 

13:00 – 14:00

Workshop part 3: Short status reports

 

Amir

14:00 – 14:30

Coffee break

 

14:30 – 16:00

Workshop part 4: Working on own projects

 

 

18:00 ->

Dinner at own expense

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

Day 3 

9 – 10:30

Outputs of ADR: design theorizing

Matti

10:30 – 10:45

Coffee break

 

10:45 – 12:00

Outputs of ADR: practises

Sandeep

12:00 – 13:00

Lunch

 

13:00 – 14:30

Workshop part 5: presentations

Maung

14:30 – 15:00

Coffee break

 

15:00 – 16:00

Wrap-up

 

 

Credit points

Doctoral students participating in the seminar can obtain  3 credit points. This requires participating 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.