Auf der diesjährigen 'International Conference on Wirtschaftsinformatik' (WI) verzeichnet ISUM gleich fünf Beiträge. Besonders freuen wir uns dabei auch über die studentischen Initiativen von Frau Coralie Werkmeister und Herrn Marco Di Maria, die für ISUM im Student Track der Konferenz vertreten sind.
Stadtländer, Schoormann & Knackstedt: Capturing the Dynamics of Business Models: Towards the Integration of System Dynamics and Reference Modeling
Abstract. In face of the complexities of business models as well as their dynamic and uncertain environments, business model designers increasingly rely on a systemic view, for example by applying System Dynamics. Despite acceptance in research and practice, this approach comes however with several drawbacks such as high complexity of model construction and the models themselves. To overcome these challenges, we examine the potential of integrating reference modeling and System Dynamics. In this study, we describe the expected benefits and requirements of reference modeling for business models, give a preliminary overview of suitable reference model components, and outline promising directions of our ongoing and future research.
Kutzner, Schoormann, Roßkopf & Knackstedt: Designing Online Platforms for Cultural Participation and Education: A Taxonomic Approach
Abstract. Museums preserve the cultural heritage and aim at providing study and education as well as enjoyment for the general public. In pursuing their missions, museums are increasingly concerned with making these experiences digitally available. Therefore, they start to use online platforms that make cultural objects publicly accessible, and therefore allow discussing cultural issues and provide cultural and educational participation. However, as there is little consolidated knowledge on features of such platforms and limited resources of museums, they face challenges in achieving their missions through a platform. In order to overcome this, we (1) review and synthesize related literature and online platforms and (2) present a taxonomy of how online offers leverage cultural participation and education. In doing this, we seek to enable platform designers and museum professionals in making informed decisions in terms of how the ‘museum experience’ can be supported/complemented through online platforms.
Werkmeister, Schoormann & Knackstedt: Promoting Carpooling through Nudges: The Case of the University Hildesheim
Abstract. Mobility is an essential need that requires novel opportunities enabling us to travel more sustainably. In attempting to address this, our university—the University Hildesheim—, located within a city of about 100.000 residents seeks to improve especially the student’s and employee’s arrival approaches to, for instance, reduce greenhouse emissions caused by traffic, relax the current parking situation, and limit traffic jams. By drawing on a literature review, an analysis of a university-wide mobility survey, and several interviews, this study (1) deduced a set of eight requirements for choosing more environmentally-friendly mobility options and (2) developed a mobile application (app) that promotes carpooling through the help of digital nudges. With this, we hope to contribute to current mobility challenges especially due to increased traffic.
Schoormann, Behrens, Fellmann & Knackstedt: On Your Mark, Ready, Search: A Framework for Structuring Literature Search Strategies in Information Systems
Abstract. Researchers often face challenges already in the early stages of a literature review, and thus, struggle in getting started with the search and in organizing the process. This starting point is however of great relevance because design decisions such as in terms of corpus creation have impacts on the entire results of the review. By following the design science paradigm, we present the ‘Search Canvas’, a generic framework that aims at supporting the (creative) process of exploring, specifying, and visually representing a literature search strategy. In doing this, we contribute to the understanding of what components need to be considered when deriving a search strategy and provide an instrument that enables researchers to iteratively plan and communicate such strategies.
Di Maria, Hofer & Knackstedt: ThesisDesigner – A Canvas-Style Tool and a Method-Set to Support Students of IS/IT in the Process of Designing their Final Theses
Abstract. Students have to craft a final thesis at the end of their course of study. One of the first steps consists in the design of an initial draft that includes the main line of investigation of the proposed study. This complex endeavor poses a challenge to most students. In this Design Science Research study, we design and empirically evaluate an artifact composed of a canvas and a set of methods to support students in the design phase. Within multiple iterations of evaluation and iterative redesigning, we show that our approach is widely appropriate for the specified problem though not yet fully mature. The results of this study might motivate further avenues of research to be explored, i.a., collective design of research projects and joint design of theses in cooperation with companies.