We have just published the first Article of Issue 2 of EDeR (DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.15460/eder.1.2) This is also the first contribution to EDeR written in German that we publish.
EDeR generally accepts articles in English and German.
Dirk Jahn’s (University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany) text is titled “Entwicklungsforschung aus einer handlungs-theoretischen Perspektive: Was Design Based Research von Hannah Arendt lernen könnte” and can be found here: http://dx.doi.org/10.15460/eder.1.2.1144
Here is the English abstract for this contribution:
“This contribution analyses the design based research (DBR) process from perspective of action theory and discusses its epistemological and methodological consequences. For this purpose the concept of action is scrutinised, following a particular line of thinking proposed by the philosopher Hanna Arendt (1996). The overall aim of the text is to outline a potential and possibly important perspective on design based research, to strengthen DBR as a distinct and adequate research approach, and to bring to mind its original and pragmatic concern: novelty, usefulness and sustainable innovation.”