Research

My research deals with the design, evolution and management of complex techno-organizational systems, blending research methods from organizational science and software engineering. The research agenda follows these themes:

  • Design Knowledge Reuse: knowledge extraction, representation, semantics, reuse
  • The Sciences of Design: design science, design processes, evaluation, engaged scholarship
  • Design of Complex Techno-social Systems: smart cities, patient-centered healthcare, digital platforms
  • Pedagogy-related: Learning (to) design: problem-based learning, design modes, experiential learning

The research efforts are often driven by problems in practice, observed or anticipated, and therefore, involve creation and investigation of IT artifacts. The research results include design principles for different classes of IT artifacts, guidelines for improving deployment efforts, improved understanding of how such IT artifacts can benefit organizational work practice, and more refined explanations of how their introduction can impact organizational work and structure. The research efforts have, over the years, lead to outcomes such as

  • publications in archival journals,
  • papers in conference proceedings, and
  • software artifacts tied to empirical assessments.

Reflection (as a Researcher in a field that deals with both organizations and information technologies): Is it possible to articulate Grand Challenges for a research agenda that sits at the intersection of these two domains?