Does the designed solution work?
A designer can use design principles by creating products and processes to solve problems. But how valid are these design principles? After designing the #Handstorm principles for creative collaboration a validation method has been developed and tested. This method has been described in the scientific International Journal of Design Sciences & Technology (IJDST). The title of the article is Validating design principles for creative collaboration.
Design Science Research (DSR) lacks accepted validation approaches to validate its outcomes (design principles and design solutions). The quality of such a validation has to be ensured so that the outcomes of DSR are as methodologically thorough and as practically relevant as possible. This study introduces a pragmatic validation approach to ensure the quality of design principles. It uses a three-step approach, combining (1) evaluating the design solution as a case in practice, (2) qualifying the implementation of the set of design principles, and (3) assessing the validity of evaluation and qualification results. The validation approach is illustrated by assessing the evaluation results of a creativity facilitation course (design solution) developed according to a set of design principles.
Click for full article Article IJDST Frans van Gassel April 2019