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dc.contributor.authorBaskerville, Richard
dc.contributor.authorVaishnavi, V.
dc.identifier.citationBaskerville, R. and Vaishnavi, V. 2016. Pre-theory design frameworks and design theorizing, 49th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2016, pp. 4464-4473.

© 2016 IEEE.This paper advances the concept of pre-theory design frameworks as a notable means of justifying early design experiences that form preliminaries to design theories. Design work situated in complex design problem settings can field artifacts that shift the entropy in the setting (i.e., relocate work and noise). Such shifts can trigger a progressive transformation from a problem setting to a solution setting. Pre-theory design frameworks provide formative functional explanations that embody a starting point for theorizing in design science research. This progressive formulation and reformulation of concepts and constructs represents the progress of design science knowledge from lower to higher levels of abstraction. This explanation accounts for the apparent rationality of design theorizing in a messy, emergent design problem setting. The frameworks are elaborated in a dissipative structure model based on the varying level of entropy present in the design activities and the actions that cope with this entropy.

dc.titlePre-theory design frameworks and design theorizing
dc.typeConference Paper
dcterms.source.titleProceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
dcterms.source.seriesProceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
dcterms.source.conference49th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2016
curtin.departmentSchool of Information Systems
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