A process model of co-creation as an approach to information systems development

Karlheinz Kautz, Gro Bjerknes, Julie Fisher, Tomas Jensen

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This paper investigates the development of a digital game on a social media platform which involved primarily youths as co-creators. We applied a process model for crowdsourced development as a framework to understand information systems development (ISD) as co-creation in a not-for-profit environment. Using innovation theory we further discuss why co-creation fostered the co-creators to successfully carry out the investigated project. On this background, we provide lessons learned for practical use.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInformation Systems Development
Subtitle of host publicationDesigning Digitalization (ISD2018 Proceedings)
EditorsBo Andersson, Björn Johansson, Sven Carlsson, Chris Barry, Michael Lang, Henry Linger, Christoph Schneider
Place of PublicationLund Sweden
PublisherLund University
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9789177538769
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventInternational Conference on Information Systems Development 2018 - Lund University, Lund, Sweden
Duration: 22 Aug 201824 Aug 2018
Conference number: 27th


ConferenceInternational Conference on Information Systems Development 2018
Abbreviated titleISD2018
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Kautz, K., Bjerknes, G., Fisher, J., & Jensen, T. (2018). A process model of co-creation as an approach to information systems development. In B. Andersson, B. Johansson, S. Carlsson, C. Barry, M. Lang, H. Linger, & C. Schneider (Eds.), Information Systems Development: Designing Digitalization (ISD2018 Proceedings) (pp. 1-12). Lund Sweden: Lund University.