Information Systems DIGEST Podcast

Designing for Societal Good - Guest Sandeep Purao

January 26, 2022 Season 2 Episode 4
Information Systems DIGEST Podcast
Designing for Societal Good - Guest Sandeep Purao
Show Notes

Host Casandra Grundstrom is joined by special guest Professor Sandeep Purao. He is a Trustee Professor in the Information and Process Management Group and Associate Director of the Hoffman Center for Business Ethics at Bentley University. He is also a Visiting Professor at Agder University in Norway. His current research focuses on the design and evaluation of digital solutions for complex societal problems. Sandeep's work has been published in MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, Journal of MIS, ACM Computing Surveys, ACM Transactions, Journal of the Medical Internet Research and others, and funded by federal agencies, private foundations, and industry consortia. He holds a Ph.D. in Management Information Systems from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

In this episode, we finish our design theme series by exploring designing for societal good through projects on a more micro-scale for elderly communities when practicing self-management of illness and empathy as part of the design process, as well as designing counters to political polarization in fake news and echo chambers.  Commencing the new year off on a positive note, with insights from Sandeep about bringing about change in a world and finding joy in what we do. We are academic superheroes!

Hao, H., Garfield, M. and Purao, S. 2021. Risk Factors that Contribute to the Length of Homeless Shelter Stays: Evidence-based Regression Analyses. International Journal of Public Health,  Forthcoming.

Herwix, A., Haj-Bolouri, A., Rossi, M., Chiarini-Tremblay, M., Purao, S., and Gregor, S. 2022. Ethics in Information Systems and Design Science Research: Five Perspectives. Communications of the AIS,  Forthcoming.

Khouri, Y., Purao, S., & Duffy, M. 2018. The Influence of Values on the Use of Citizen Services: The Elderly Perspective. In Proceedings of the 24th Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS).

Purao, S., Murungi, D. M., & Yates, D. 2021. Deliberative Breakdowns in the Social Representation Process: Evidence from Reader Comments in Partisan News Sites. ACM Transactions on Social Computing, 4(2), 1-35.

Purao, S., Hao, H., and Meng, C. 2021. The Use of Smart Home Speakers by the Elderly: Exploratory Analyses and Potential for Big Data. Big Data Research. Elsevier.

Purao, S., & Garfield, M. 2020. Process Modeling in Humanitarian Settings: A Case Study and Lessons Learned. In Proceedings of the 28th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS).

Purao, S. 2002. Design research in the technology of information systems: Truth or dare. Unpublished Manuscript, Georgie State University.

Selected References on Design:
Baldwin, C.Y., Clark, K.B. and Clark, K.B., 2000. Design rules: The power of modularity (Vol. 1). MIT press.

Cross, N., 1982. Designerly ways of knowing. Design studies, 3(4), pp.221-227.

Simon, H.A., 1996. The sciences of the artificial. MIT press.

Suh, N.P. and Suh, P.N., 1990. The principles of design (No. 6). Oxford University Press. 

Other References:
Al Gore's Budgets' -

Sandeep Purao's Website -
Vanessa Otero Political Polzarization-