Design Research Summer School

Collaborators:Mary Shaw, Susan Finger, Jim Herbsleb

The article reports on effort to develop a graduate curriculum and summer workshop on design research intended to prepare graduate students to do research about the nature of design or research about a class of designs, including concepts, models, and methods for that class. We expect our workshop to advance the science of design of software intensive systems by creating a open community of design researchers, both in software design and in related disciplines, who are knowledgeable about design and design research methods and who are interested in advancing the field. The curriculum will create a common basis for discussion and identify core material to master, while the flexible format of the workshop will encourage the introduction of new ideas and new methods.

2007 Strategies for Research about Design: a multidisciplinary graduate curriculum, Gross, Mark D.,S.Finger, J.Herbsleb, M.Shaw, Proc. 2nd Intl Conf on Design Science Research in Information Systems & Technology (DESRIST), Claremont CA, May 13-15 2007 [pdf]

2007 Design Research Summer School project report to the US National Science Foundation [pdf]