1. Introductory study including survey of literature, establishing cooperation with other international research groups, preparing and organizing white paper, etc.
2. Internal seminars for the DIWA research group, for presenting and discussing the different research backgrounds represented by the group and finalizing a detailed research plan for the project.
3. Project establishment planning and negotiating DIWA's cooperation with each participating orga-nization to be documented in a project charter with each organization.
4. Workshops with internationally acknowledged experts and designers and users from the partici-pating firms and attended by our international collaboration partners. Cross-organizational feed-back will be provided via evaluation and comparison of results from the field studies. Revising the white paper and making detailed plans meeting the next baseline in the DIWA project concludes each workshop.
5. Exploratory multidisciplinary case studies by DIWA researchers in close cooperation with project team members from participating firms. These case studies map the organizations utilization of the potentials of interactive Web applications. Following evaluation, an exploratory case study may lead to an in-depth focus study.
6. Produce summary report comparing and benchmarking exploratory case studies, and establishing the focal themes for phase two.
7. Produce scientific papers for presentation in international conferences and publication in central journals.
8. Three interdisciplinary focus studies conducted by DIWA researchers in close cooperation with project team members from participating firms. These studies will develop themes selected from phase one. As action research, these studies will include experiments with new conceptual frame-works, methods, and organizational forms, resulting in the development of effective core compe-tencies.
9. Prepare mid-term evaluation of the DIWA project, including project status, evaluation of results, detailed plans for the continuation of the project, etc.
10. Verification studies consisting of interdisciplinary research in close cooperation with project team members from participating organizations. These studies aim to verifying results from the DIWA project, investigating the generalizability of concepts, models and solutions derived from DIWAs activities while seeking similarities and/or differences between situations analyzed and other implementation contexts. Note: Some of verification studies may be conducted abroad (USA).
11. Writing of a book that offers descriptive case analyses of the challenges met by participating firms and insights for harvesting the potentials of interactive Web applications gained through DIWA's activities.
A. White paper constituting a periodically updated handbook for the DIWA project, which clarifies central practical and methodological principles across disciplines for the purpose of furthering conceptual and methodological coherence among the competencies represented by the research group members. The white paper includes an outline of the research theme, research questions, and overall approach; conceptual framework; practical issues (organization of contacts, collabora-tion, guidelines for field study and data analysis, feedback to firms, publications, etc.); along with an updated and detailed plan for meeting the next baseline.
B. Project charters describing the cooperation with each participating organization to be included in DIWA's activities.
C. Reports describing each exploratory case study, which identify themes for focused studies and provide feedback to participating organizations.
D. Summary report from all exploratory case studies. This report compares and synthesizes the results from these studies and establishes a basis for developing benchmarks and choosing themes for subsequent focused studies.
E. Scientific papers and articles reporting findings from the DIWA project for submission to interna-tional conferences and academic journals.
F. Mid-term reports documenting status, preliminary results, and planned activities from the focus studies.
G. Status and evaluation report presenting results obtained by the DIWA project to date with plans for the continuation of the project and an outline for the DIWA book.
H. Final evaluation report presenting results obtained by the DIWA project.
I. Final reports from focus studies.
J. Reports from verification studies conducted in parallel with focus studies.
K. Book reporting findings from the DIWA project. The book will offer descriptive case analyses of the challenges met by participating firms and insights for harvesting the potentials of interactive Web applications gained through DIWA's activities.
L. Four Ph.D. theses based on research carried out within the context of DIWA's activities.