Studying the Creation of Design Artifacts

Christopher J. Davis, Ala n R. Hevner, Barbara Weber

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As software and information systems (IS) increase in functional sophistication, perceptions of IS quality are changing. Moving beyond issues of performance efficiency, essential qualities such as fitness for purpose, sustainability, and overall effectiveness become more complex. Creating software and information systems represents a highly interconnected locus in which both the generative processes of building design artifacts and articulating constructs used to evaluate their quality take place. We address this interconnectedness with an extended process-oriented research design enabling multi-modal neurophysiological data analyses. We posit that our research will provide more comprehensive assessments of the efficacy of design processes and the evaluation of the qualities of the resulting design artifacts.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInformation Systems and Neuroscience : Gmunden Retreat on NeuroIS 2016
Publication date2016
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-41401-0
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-41402-7
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventGmunden Retreat on NeuroIS 2016 - Gmunden, Austria
Duration: 6 Jun 20167 Jun 2016


ConferenceGmunden Retreat on NeuroIS 2016
Internet address
SeriesLecture Notes in Information Systems and Organisation


  • IS design
  • Creating design artifacts
  • Personal Construct Psychology (PCT)
  • Event-related potential (ERP)
  • Eye-tracking
  • Eye fixation related potential (EFRP)
  • Electroencephalography (EEG)
  • Interaction Logging
  • Repertory Grid Analysis (RGA)

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Davis, C. J., Hevner, A. N. R., & Weber, B. (2016). Studying the Creation of Design Artifacts. In Information Systems and Neuroscience: Gmunden Retreat on NeuroIS 2016 (pp. 115-122). Springer. Lecture Notes in Information Systems and Organisation, Vol.. 16