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Using a Visual Abstract as a Lens for Communicating and Promoting Design Science Research in Software Engineering

Storey, Margaret Anne LU ; Engström, Emelie LU ; Höst, Martin LU ; Runeson, Per LU and Bjarnason, Elizabeth LU (2017) 11th International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement (ESEM), 2017 In Proceedings of 11th Int Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement (ESEM)
Abstract
Empirical software engineering research aims to generate prescriptive knowledge that can help software engineers improve their work and overcome their challenges, but deriving these insights from real-world problems can be challenging. In this paper, we promote design science as an effective way to produce and communicate prescriptive knowledge. We propose using a visual abstract template to communicate design science contributions and highlight the main problem/solution constructs of this area of research, as well as to present the validity aspects of design knowledge. Our conceptualization of design science is derived from existing literature and we illustrate its use by applying the visual abstract to an example use case. This is work... (More)
Empirical software engineering research aims to generate prescriptive knowledge that can help software engineers improve their work and overcome their challenges, but deriving these insights from real-world problems can be challenging. In this paper, we promote design science as an effective way to produce and communicate prescriptive knowledge. We propose using a visual abstract template to communicate design science contributions and highlight the main problem/solution constructs of this area of research, as well as to present the validity aspects of design knowledge. Our conceptualization of design science is derived from existing literature and we illustrate its use by applying the visual abstract to an example use case. This is work in progress and further evaluation by practitioners and researchers will be forthcoming. (Less)
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  abstract     = {Empirical software engineering research aims to generate prescriptive knowledge that can help software engineers improve their work and overcome their challenges, but deriving these insights from real-world problems can be challenging. In this paper, we promote design science as an effective way to produce and communicate prescriptive knowledge. We propose using a visual abstract template to communicate design science contributions and highlight the main problem/solution constructs of this area of research, as well as to present the validity aspects of design knowledge. Our conceptualization of design science is derived from existing literature and we illustrate its use by applying the visual abstract to an example use case. This is work in progress and further evaluation by practitioners and researchers will be forthcoming.},
  author       = {Storey, Margaret Anne and Engström, Emelie and Höst, Martin and Runeson, Per and Bjarnason, Elizabeth},
  booktitle    = {Proceedings of 11th Int Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement (ESEM)},
  language     = {eng},
  publisher    = {IEEE--Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.},
  title        = {Using a Visual Abstract as a Lens for Communicating and Promoting Design Science Research in Software Engineering},
  year         = {2017},
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