I would like to know more about Design Science. The words are used more often but I'm not sure if they mean the same thing each time.
So far on this course we have looked at
A Decade of Progress in Education Research?
I think that Design Science could be a link with management, possibly ways to cope with disruption in educational organisations. I know that John Burgoyne has looked at Design Science and studied Van Aken . I have put links to both in the Cloud on Cloudworks
Some of this discussion continues as part of #mtw3 , an online version of Management Theory at Work 3 and in the MoSO group at the CQI, a take on quality based on Deming. A couple of other quotes from the article-
Moreover, the choice of methods
and the focus on authentic and meaningful issues resonate with
the pragmatic philosophy and outlook associated with American
pragmatism, associated with, notably, Charles Sanders Peirce,
John Dewey, and William James and later Abraham Kaplan and
This is also the case for much of Deming, especially the System of Profound Knowledge in The New Economics
It is interesting to speculate if the
methodology could and will be used by researchers to investigate
today’s disruptive innovations such as massive open online courses,
tuition-free universities (e.g., People’s University), open educational
resources, and other networked learning innovations.
This suggests that disruptive innovation could still be part of Design Science.