BIS Cluster: Using Coloured Cognitive Mapping (CCM) for Design Science Research
John Venable is Associate Professor, Director of Research, and former Head of School at the School of Information Systems and Co-Director of the Curtin Business School Not-for-Profit Research Initiative (a group of staff who conduct research on the NfP sector and NfP organisational practices and issues), both at Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia. He has held academic positions in Information Systems and Computer Science in the USA, Denmark, New Zealand, and Australia. He has published in international conferences and journals including The European Journal of Information Systems, Journal of Information Technology, Information & Management, The Information Systems Journal, Information Technology & People, Communications of the Association for Information Systems, The Scandinavian Journal of Information Systems, The Journal of Community Informatics, Wirtschaftsinformatik, and The Electronic Journal of Business Research Methods. Concerning Design Science Research (DSR), Dr Venable has published over 50 refereed papers about or using DSR, is the incoming section editor for DSR of the Australasian Journal of Information Systems, co-organised the 2010 IFIP Working Groups 8.2 and 8.6 Joint International Working Conference on “Human Benefit through the Diffusion of Information Systems Design Science Research”, and co-edited a special issue of Information Technology and People on “Design and Diffusion of Systems for Human Benefit”. His other research interests include IS development and planning methods and practice; organisational, IS and data modelling; problem solving methods; qualitative and critical research; research methods; organisational culture and change management; knowledge management and organisational learning; Group Support Systems and collaborative work; digital library systems; and application and management of IS and IT to support not-for-profit organisations.