Design Science Research – How to Scientifically Develop Artifacts and Solve Problems

LecturerProf. Dr. Alfred Benedikt Brendel
TU Dresden
(10:00 am – 03:00 pm each day)
Room/Adress TU Dresden
Target GroupPhD Students of “Wirtschaftsinformatik” but all other disciplines are invited.
Seminar contentThe term “Design Science Research” describes research that seeks to increase and understand utility, e.g. solve relevant problems. During the iterative research process, the problem domain is analyzed, potentially helpful references and theories are gathered, and eventually an artificial solution (e.g. methods, models, software) is designed to solve the addressed problem. In the end, knowledge is generated on how to design solutions to solve certain problems, e.g. a design theory is developed.

In this workshop, a comprehensive and hands-on introduction into Design Science Research will be given. The research process and related methods will not only be presented but also traversed by the participants. In the end, each participant has conducted a small-scale research project, following Design Science Research principles. By doing so, common pitfalls and challenges of this type of research will not only be described but also experienced.
CertificatePh.D. students from the Faculty of Economics, TU Dresden can earn a certificate according to § 9 of the Ph.D. doctoral regulations (PromO 2018):
Ph.D. students of Business Management: § 9 (1) Nr. 5 or 6
Ph.D. students of Business Information Systems: § 9 (1) Nr. 6
Ph.D. students of Economics: § 9 (1) Nr. 6

Ph.D. students from other universities can earn a certificate as well.
Assignment1) Presentation of assigned paper
2) Presentation of DSR group project
3) 2-page report of DSR project
RegistrationParticipation is limited to 10 (5 groups of 2). 
To register send an e-mail to Dr. Uta Schwarz:
Phone: +49 351 463-33141