The Three Cycle View of Design Science

@article{Hevner2007TheTC,
  title={The Three Cycle View of Design Science},
  author={Alan R. Hevner},
  journal={Scandinavian J. Inf. Systems},
  year={2007},
  volume={19},
  pages={4}
}
As a commentary to Juhani Iivari’s insightful essay, I briefly analyze design science research as an embodiment of three closely related cycles of activities. The Relevance Cycle inputs requirements from the contextual environment into the research and introduces the research artifacts into environmental field testing. The Rigor Cycle provides grounding theories and methods along with domain experience and expertise from the foundations knowledge base into the research and adds the new… CONTINUE READING
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