Quality Criteria for Design and Science
This paper discusses the quality criteria that are used in design and science to evaluate the value of the produced knowledge and artifacts. The scientific criteria discussed are: generizability, falsifiability, truth, novelty, parsimony, precision, accuracy and efficiency. Their design counterparts are also discussed. This comparison may help to guide the design method into a more scientific direction. If design is to become a useful research method, then its resulting knowledge must achieve the same or better quality than the traditional scientific method.