Reconsidering modular design rules in a dynamic service context

Jason Nichols, Kenneth Goul, Kevin Dooley, Haluk Demirkan

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Abstract

Modular design rules are rooted in a tradition of process design for physical production. In response to an emerging information systems research agenda for design logic in the realm of services and digital goods, and through the lens of dynamic capabilities theory, the research presented here re-examines traditional modular design in the context of a service-centric volatile marketplace. A complex adaptive systems simulation artifact from prior literature is augmented with a novel operationalization of market volatility, and a series of hypotheses are tested that demonstrate a need for revision of modular design rules in a dynamic context. Rules that have historically isolated the modular design decision to characterizations of task interaction are expanded to incorporate a new objective: adaptive parity with the environment. It is the goal of this continuing research stream to make early contributions in the recently proposed agenda for new organizing logic in digital innovation and services.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Pages350-365
Number of pages16
Volume6629 LNCS
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011
Event6th International Conference on Service-Oriented Perspectives in Design Science Research, DESRIST 2011 - Milwaukee, WI, United States
Duration: May 5 2011May 6 2011

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume6629 LNCS
ISSN (Print)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349

Other

Other6th International Conference on Service-Oriented Perspectives in Design Science Research, DESRIST 2011
CountryUnited States
CityMilwaukee, WI
Period5/5/115/6/11

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Modular Design
Design Rules
Logic Design
Logic design
Process Design
Adaptive systems
Volatiles
Adaptive Systems
System Simulation
Volatility
Parity
Lens
Information Systems
Lenses
Process design
Complex Systems
Information systems
Innovation
Logic
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Keywords

  • complex adaptive systems
  • dynamic capabilities theory
  • modular design
  • service design rules
  • service-oriented enterprise
  • simulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Theoretical Computer Science

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Nichols, J., Goul, K., Dooley, K., & Demirkan, H. (2011). Reconsidering modular design rules in a dynamic service context. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) (Vol. 6629 LNCS, pp. 350-365). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 6629 LNCS). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-20633-7_25

Reconsidering modular design rules in a dynamic service context. / Nichols, Jason; Goul, Kenneth; Dooley, Kevin; Demirkan, Haluk.

Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). Vol. 6629 LNCS 2011. p. 350-365 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 6629 LNCS).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Nichols, J, Goul, K, Dooley, K & Demirkan, H 2011, Reconsidering modular design rules in a dynamic service context. in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). vol. 6629 LNCS, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), vol. 6629 LNCS, pp. 350-365, 6th International Conference on Service-Oriented Perspectives in Design Science Research, DESRIST 2011, Milwaukee, WI, United States, 5/5/11. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-20633-7_25
Nichols J, Goul K, Dooley K, Demirkan H. Reconsidering modular design rules in a dynamic service context. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). Vol. 6629 LNCS. 2011. p. 350-365. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-20633-7_25
Nichols, Jason ; Goul, Kenneth ; Dooley, Kevin ; Demirkan, Haluk. / Reconsidering modular design rules in a dynamic service context. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). Vol. 6629 LNCS 2011. pp. 350-365 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)).
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