An Empirical Account of Fitness-Utility: A Case of Radical Change towards Mobility in DSR Practice
2014 (English)In: Advancing the Impact of Design Science: Moving from Theory to Practice: 9th International Conference, DESRIST 2014, Miami, FL, USA, May 22-24, 2014. Proceedings / [ed] Monica Chiarini Tremblay, Debra VanderMeer, Marcus Rothenberger, Ashish Gupta, Victoria Yoon, Springer International Publishing , 2014, 289-303 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Evaluation is an essential part of design science research - a means to demonstrate qualities of artefacts and knowledge abstractions. The utilityfitness model suggests that evaluation needs to move from ‘usefulness’ measures to utility functions that incorporate the long-term evolution and survival of an artefact in its design landscape. In this paper, we interpret a process of innovative change taking place within a design system, in order to provide an empirical account of utility-fitness. We propose that the utility-fitness model pays too little explicit attention to technological-ecological fit, accountability, and robustness: Three ideals that were prevalent in the scrutinized empirical setting.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer International Publishing , 2014. 289-303 p.
, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, ISSN 0302-9743 ; 8463
Design Science Research, Fitness, Utility, Evolution, Ecology, Diffusion of Innovation
Research subject Information Systems
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-224399DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-06701-8_19ISBN: 978-3319067001ISBN: 3319067001OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-224399DiVA: diva2:716557
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