Le design science dans le domaine des systèmes d’information : mise en débat et perspectives


  • Amandine Pascal AIX-MARSEILLE Université, CNRS - Laboratoire d'Économie et de Sociologie du Travail (LEST UMR 7317)




Design science, design science methodology, paradigm, epistemology, methodology


The aim of this paper is to highlight the design science approach which is of growing interest in many European and North-American journals and conferences. This approach has received too little attention in the French IS community. In this paper, we have chosen to present it by deepening both its contributions but also its limits. The authors believe that the new emphasis on design could be an insightful way to look at the discipline. As such, we will focus on the identification of the foundations and controversies that animate this field. We will show that the answer given by the recent design science publications is, in some ways, insufficient. We will then investigate solutions in order to ensure that design science fulfills its promise of building theoretical knowledge and improving practices in information systems.





Empirical research