Design Science Research (DSR) advances the scientific knowledge base while at the
same time leading to research results of practical utility. Several guidelines for DSR
have been proposed to support researchers in their work. Collaborative forms of DSR
require that knowledge be created across the boundaries of the research community and
the practitioners' community. Only little research, though, has been undertaken so far
investigating the topic of knowledge creation in collaborative DSR settings. Answers to
fundamental questions are still missing: What knowledge creation processes are used?
What problems may occur during researcher-practitioner collaboration? This paper
addresses the gap in literature by taking a knowledge creation perspective on DSR.
Based on a literature review and findings from the field it proposes a set of principles
for knowledge creation in collaborative DSR.