Simonsen Jesper , Jørgen Ole Bærenholdt , Monika Büscher, John Damm Scheuer
1 Innovation in Business and Enterprises, The Department of Communication, Business and Information Technologies, Roskilde University2 Organisations, Change and Management, The Department of Communication, Business and Information Technologies, Roskilde University3 The Department of Communication, Business and Information Technologies, Roskilde University4 Management and organization, Department of Social Sciences and Business, Roskilde University
The theoretical background in this chapter is organizational studies and especially theories about design and design processes in organizations. The concept of design is defined as a particular kind of work aimed at making arrangements in order to change existing situations into desired ones. The illustrative case example is the introduction of clinical pathways in a psychiatric department. The contribution to a general core of design research is the development of the concept of design work and a critical discussion of the role of technological rules in design work.
Design Research: Synergies From Interdisciplinary Perspectives, 2010, p. 49-62