Artifacts pervade organizations and society. In information systems (IS), the evaluation of artifacts represents a major issue, especially in design science research (DSR). DSR in IS has not reached maturity yet. This is particularly true of artifact evaluation. This paper investigates the “what” and the “how” of IS artifact evaluation: what are the objects and criteria of evaluation, the methods for evaluating the criteria, and the relationships between the “what” and the “how” of evaluation? To answer these questions, we develop a taxonomy of evaluation methods for IS artifacts. We apply this taxonomy to the analysis of a sample of papers from the basket of journals of the AIS (Association for Information Systems).
PRAT, N., WATTIAU, I. et AKOKA, J. (2015). A Taxonomy of Evaluation Methods for Information Systems Artifacts. Journal of Management Information Systems, 32(3), pp. 229-267.