As ever more companies encourage employees to innovate, a surplus of ideas has become reality in many organizations – often exceeding the available resources to execute them. Building on insights from a literature review and a 3-year collaboration with a banking software provider, the paper suggests a Digital Idea Screening Cockpit (DISC) to address this challenge. Following a design science research approach, it suggests a prescriptive design theory that provides practitioner-oriented guidance for implementing a DISC. The study shows that, in order to facilitate the assessment, selection, and tracking of ideas for different stakeholders, such a system needs to play a dual role: It needs to structure decision criteria and at the same be flexible to allow for creative expression. Moreover, the paper makes a case for scenario-based design theorizing by developing design knowledge via scenarios.
Ciriello, Raffaele Fabio and Richter, Alexander
"Scenario-Based Design Theorizing - The Case of a Digital Idea Screening Cockpit,"
Business & Information Systems Engineering:
Vol. 61: Iss. 1, 31-50.
Available at: https://aisel.aisnet.org/bise/vol61/iss1/4