Date Added: Jun 2012
As a subset of the Information Systems (IS) discipline, Decision Support Systems (DSS) development research needs a broader conceptual lens in order to evaluate design qualities specific to DSS. This paper presents a development-oriented approach for evaluating DSS applications. Based on a design science mental model proposed by Peffers, Tuunanen, Rothenberger and Chatterjeea (2008), the authors' paper outlines a new application area of this conceptual approach through a case demonstration of DSS development through various design checkpoints. To assess the proposed development-oriented evaluation strategy the paper also describes a qualitative investigation that has been undertaken to assess the conceptual approach with target industry DSS users and developers.