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Journal of the AIS
This editorial critically reviews design theories, kernel theories, and substantive technological theories in design science research (DSR) within information systems (IS). The review identifies four different but interrelated interpretations of "design theory" for the design product. In the case of kernel theories, it pays attention to the softening of their scientific status that undermines the status of design theories as well. Substantive technological theories refer to intermediatingdoi:10.17705/1jais.00610 fatcat:vt2qrzahm5a6xaumwyhdt5zkwa