Design of a Software Tool Supporting Orientation in the Context of Digital Transformation

Gollhardt, T., Hermann, A., Cordes, A.-K., Barann, B., Kruse, P.


Abstract

The digital transformation is a continuous and complex but indispensable endeavor. Because practice and academia regularly develop new digital technologies, companies face difficulties in selecting appropriate technologies to innovate their business model. Step-by-step instructions may guide companies to identify, evaluate, and select potential digitalization ideas. Software tools can support these activities in a structured way. Thus, the research objective of this paper is to design a software tool supporting the orientation phase of a company's digital transformation. To reach this objective, we conduct an action design research approach in cooperation with three companies. As an evaluation step, a focus group discussion with practitioners and end-users is carried out. The final tool design comprises 18 design principles that serve as the basis for a set of visual mockups and a prototype implementation of the intended tool.

Keywords
Making Digital Transformation Real; action design research; design principle; digital transformation; idea management; software design



Publication type
Forschungsartikel in Sammelband (Konferenz)

Peer reviewed
Yes

Publication status
Published

Year
2022

Conference
55th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences

Venue
Maui, HI

Book title
Proceedings of the 55th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences

Editor
Bui, Tung X.

Start page
4859

End page
4868

Title of series
Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences

Publisher
University of Hawai'i at Manoa / Hamilton Library

Place
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Language
English

ISSN
2572-6862

ISBN
978-0-9981331-5-7

DOI