Neuroscience in design-oriented research: Exploring new potentials

Jan Vom Brocke, René Riedl, Pierre-Majorique Léger

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Design-oriented research has evolved as a major research paradigm in the academic discipline of information systems (IS) aiming at the design of innovative and useful IT artifacts such as methods, models, constructs, and instantiations. With the concept of "user-perception" at the core of this approach, it appears promising to explore the potentials of neuroscience in design-oriented research that allow for measuring physiological effects of people interfering with artifacts. In this paper, we discuss fields of application concerning both the design and evaluation of artifacts. However, we also argue that neuroscience, despite its value for design-oriented IS research, should complement rather than substitute traditional research approaches and that results require thorough interpretation. We report on a first study that triangulates quantitative and neuroscientific data in the area of enterprise resource planning systems and indicate directions for future research.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationService-Oriented Perspectives in Design Science Research - 6th International Conference, DESRIST 2011, Proceedings
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9783642206320
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event6th International Conference on Design Science Research in Information Systems and Technology - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Duration: 5 May 20116 May 2011

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume6629 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference6th International Conference on Design Science Research in Information Systems and Technology
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityMilwaukee, Wisconsin


  • brain
  • design science research
  • design theory
  • fMRI
  • neuroscience


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