A Design Theory for IT supporting Online Communities

Spagnoletti, Paolo and Resca, Andrea (2012) A Design Theory for IT supporting Online Communities. In: 2012 45th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, 4-7 January 2012, Grand Wailea, Maui, Hawaii, USA.

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Differently from other studies that tend to take into consideration actual behaviors of online community users, this paper addresses the design problem of IT platforms for supporting these communities. At the basis of this design theory here introduced there is the so called kernel theory. The comparison between offline and online communities allowed to outline main factors of this theory that were used in order to derive prescriptions for the meta-requirements, the product features (meta-design), the design process (design method) and the definition of testable design product and process hypotheses. An intelligent multimedia platform providing innovative social e-services for European elderly persons and their social entourage constituted the case study in which the IT design theory was applied.

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Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Research documents and activity classification:Conference Items > International Conferences > Uninvited Submissions
Divisions:Department of Business and Management > CeRSI (Information Systems Research Centre)
Uncontrolled Keywords:online community, social networks, design theory
MIUR Scientific Area:Area 13 - Economics and Statistics > SECS-P/10 Business Organisation
Area 09 - Industrial and Information Engineering > ING-INF/05 Data Processing Systems
Deposited By:Paolo Spagnoletti
Deposited On:02 Oct 2012 15:16
Last Modified:23 Oct 2012 10:53

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