SDSU

Department of Management Information Systems

 

Digital Innovation Lab (DiLab)

where research is about cause not applause

DiLab directs inquiry toward the diffusion of technological innovations, exploring the actualization of digital transformations and the democratization of digital entrepreneurship. We strive to design functional, human-centered approaches to the study, adoption, and dissemination of digital technologies.

Research Areas

 We focus on the study, adoption, and implementation of new technologies to develop human-centered approaches to digital transformation.

 

 

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Redefining Digital Education

We study theories such as connectivism and networked learning and develop learning platforms and technologies to support innovation-based and authentic learning. Our research contributes to inclusive education and alternative models of education as the foundations of education reform in both K-12 and higher education.

Transforming Digital Entrepreneurship

We study how digital entrepreneurs can systematically expand their competencies to adapt and address new challenges. We explore concepts such as digital literacy and digital entrepreneurial mindset and their roles in driving digital entrepreneurship with an emphasis on accessible support systems.

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Democratizing Digital Innovation

We study how companies develop strategies, allocate resources, and engage their employees, customers, and community in digital innovation initiatives. We study open digital innovation, research innovation culture and its support systems, and examine the role of social computing and social technologies democratizing in new product or service development across the industry.

Actualizing Digital Transformation

We focus on redefining the strategic role of IT from a human-centered perspective and its future technological ambition in different areas from design to business development. We also study the role of employee experience and culture in digital transformation, its governance, and actualizing its values.

Recent Projects Publications, and Presentations

Digital Innovation Research
Projects
EDigital Transformation
  • Co-governance of Digital Transformation: The Role of Digital Culture
  • Role of Employees Experience and Engagement in Digital Transformation
  • The Experiential Values of Digital Transformation
  • The Future of Customer Experience Management Systems
  • The Role of Business Intelligence Tools and their Voluntary Use in Digital Transformation
  • Service Failure Recovery Strategies in the Sharing Economy
  • The Use of Smart Sensor Technologies in Architectural Design
  • Pathway to Data Literacy in Public Institutions 
Digital Entrepreneurship
  • Digital Entrepreneurship: Entrepreneurial mindset and its drivers
  • Design a Smart Mentor Bot for Digital Entrepreneurship
  • Digital Intrapreneurship Experience: Phenomenological perspective 
  • User Assessment on Entrepreneurship Education Platforms
Digital Innovation
  • Augmented Intelligence for Experiential Design: A Framework for Developers
  • Enterprise Social Network Sites and Innovation during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • The Architect of Modern Recommendation Systems
  • The Role of Enterprise Social Networking Platforms in Fostering Innovation Culture and Innovation Productivity
  • Actor Behavior in Open Innovation Networks
  • Social Product Development: Process, Governance, and Technology
Digital Education
  • Mindfulness Technology, Goal Setting and Productivity in Educational Settings 
  • Social Innovation: A Teaching Mechanism for Modern World
  • The Design of Educational VR Applications for K-12: The NAF Perspective
  • The Role of Smartphone in Boosting  Mindfulness and Students’ Productivity
Publications

Last Update: October 2020

Abhari, K., Ostroff, C., Barcellos, B. & Williams, D. (in press). Co-Governance in Digital Transformation Initiatives: The Roles of Digital Culture and Employee Experience. Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences.

Abhari, K., Ascue, N., Boer, C., Sahoo, C. & Zarei, M. (in press). Enterprise Social Network Applications: Enhancing and Driving Innovation Culture and Productivity Through Digital Technologies. Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences

Sosa, L., Abhari, K., Pesavento, M., Koobchehr, F., Xiao B., & Kohsuwan, P. (in press). Service Failure Recovery in the Sharing Economy: A Case Study of Airbnb. Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences.

Estell, P., Davidson, E & Abhari, K. (in press). Affording Employee Voice: How Enterprise Social Networking Sites (ESNS) Create New Pathways for Employee Expression. Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences

Abhari, K., Williams, D., Pawar, P. & Panjwani, K. (in press). Smart Entrepreneurial Systems: An Application of Deep Reinforcement Learning in Improving Entrepreneurship Mentorship. In Springer series Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing.

Adzgauskaite, Marta, Abhari, K, & Pesavento P(2020). How Virtual Reality is Changing the Future of Learning in K-12 and Beyond – Using Needs-Affordances-Features Perspective. In: Stephanidis C. et al. (eds) HCI International 2020 – Late Breaking Papers: Cognition, Learning and Games. HCII 2020. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 12425. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-60128-7_22

Young, R., Wahlberg, L., Davis, E., & Abhari, K. (2020). Towards a Theory of Digital Entrepreneurship Mindset : The Role of Digital Learning Aptitude and Digital Literacy. In AMCIS 2020 Proceedings.

Abhari, K., Ascue, N., Boer, C., Sahoo, C., & Zarei, M. (2020). Enterprise Social Networks and Innovation Productivity : The Role of Innovation Culture. In AMCIS 2020 Proceedings.

Abhari, K., Koobchehr, F., Huxford, C., Olivares, F., Kohsuwan, P., & Sosa, L. (2020). Redefining Education in the Digital Economy : The Role of Social Innovation- based Learning in Information Systems Education. In AMCIS 2020 Proceedings.

Abhari, K., Davidson, E., & Xiao, B. (in press). Modeling Social Product Development Process, Technology, and Governance. IEEE Transactions of Engineering Management.

Abhari, M., & Abhari K. (2020). Ambient Intelligence Applications in Architecture: Factors Affecting Adoption Decisions. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing. Springer, Cham.

Abhari, K., Vemero A., & Davidson E. (2020). Psychology of Business Intelligence Tools: Needs-Affordances-Features Perspective. The 53rd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences.

Abhari, K., Davidson, E., & Xiao, B. (2019). Experience First’: Investigating Co-Creation Experience in Social Product Development NetworksAIS Transactions on Human-Computer Interaction. 11 (1). pp 1-32.

Abhari, K., Davidson, E., & Xiao, B. (2019). Collaborative Innovation in the Sharing Economy: Profiling Social Product Development Actors through Classification ModelingInternet Research.

Abhari, M., & Abhari K. (2019). Design with Perfect Sense: The Adoption of Smart Sensor Technologies in Architectural Practice. The 52nd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences.

Presentations & Talks

Use Smart, Not Less: Toward a Theory of Self-Monitoring in the Digital Age. ICIS 2020.

Employee Experience Management during Digital Transformation: How to Measure the Experiential Values of Digital Transformation. ICIS 2020.

Adapt or Perish: Enterprise Social Networks and Innovation during Covid-19 Pandemic. ICIS 2020.

Data Swagger: Cultivating Data Literacy to Drive Digital Transformation. ICIS 2020.

Self-service Analytics Adoption: A Sociocultural Framework. ICIS 2020.

Ostroff, C., Barcellos, B., & Abhari, K. (2020). Digital Culture , neither Strategy nor Technology , Drives Digital Transformation. AMCIS 2020.

Abhari, K., & Solomon, Z. (2020). Reciprocal Relationship between Employee Experience Management and Digital Transformation. AMCIS 2020.

Adzgauskaite, Marta, & Abhari, K. (2020). Virtual Reality Applications and Experiential Learning Needs : The Needs-Affordances- Features Perspective. AMCIS 2020.

Abhari, K. (2020). Digital Transformation and Experiential Values of Work. Interdisciplinary Conference on Advances in Communication and Information Sciences. Honolulu.

Abhari, K. (2020). Panel: Digital Entrepreneurship. California Education Conference, San Diego.

Abhari, K. (2020). Authentic Social Learning in Time of Crisis. San Diego State University, San Diego.

Abhari, K., Sue, S. & Furutani, D. (2019). Symposium: Secrets to Priming Entrepreneurship Platforms for Deep Learning & AI Research. The 52nd Hawaii International Conferences on System Sciences, Maui.

Current Members

Kaveh Abhari

Kaveh Abhari

Lab Faculty Director

Ryan Young

Ryan Young

Lab Coordinator, Information Systems (2020)

Madison Drinkwine

Madison Drinkwine

Master of Cybersecurity Management (2022)

Lance Cameron

Lance Cameron

Master of Cybersecurity Management (2021)

David William

David William

Master of Communication (2021)

Michael Pesavento

Michael Pesavento

Master of Communication (2021)

Zigurds Bekeris

Zigurds Bekeris

Information Systems (2021)

Aliya Bram

Aliya Bram

Communication (2021)

Keith Buchanan

Keith Buchanan

Business Administration and Management (2022)

Casiano Cabrera

Casiano Cabrera

Psychology (2022)

Melarie Cardenas

Melarie Cardenas

Information Systems and Management (2021)

Sophie Chance

Sophie Chance

Information Systems and Engineering (2021)

Darshan Davis

Darshan Davis

Information Systems (2023)

Lawson Hardrick III

Lawson Hardrick III

Psychology (2021)

Nelson Huynh

Nelson Huynh

Management (2021)

Melissa Klase

Melissa Klase

Psychology (2022)

Jennifer Ly

Jennifer Ly

Marketing (2022)

Ivan D Ortiz S

Ivan D Ortiz S

Marketing (2021)

Janmae Pagador

Janmae Pagador

Information Systems and Political Science (2021)

Jeremy Parson

Jeremy Parson

Marketing (2021)

Alexandre Pouzikov

Alexandre Pouzikov

Information Systems (2021)

Arsham Sanavi

Arsham Sanavi

Information Systems and Marketing (2021)

Jordan Sloan

Jordan Sloan

Information Systems (2021)

Marina Wright

Marina Wright

Information Systems (Honors) (2021)

Former Members

Tyrelle Adams

Tyrelle Adams

Economics & Information Systems (2020)

Andrew Anderson

Andrew Anderson

Master of Communication (2021)

Nathan Ascue

Nathan Ascue

Information Systems and Marketing (2020)

Bailey Barcellos

Bailey Barcellos

Information Systems (2020)

Cooper Boer

Cooper Boer

Information Systems (2020)

Lillian Chung

Lillian Chung

Information Systems (2019)

Elaina Davis

Elaina Davis

Information Systems (2020)

Cyrus Huxford

Cyrus Huxford

Business & Information Systems (2020)

Brandon Goodwin

Brandon Goodwin

Information Systems (2020)

Farzan Khoobchehr

Farzan Khoobchehr

Information Systems (2020)

Pocky Kohsuwan

Pocky Kohsuwan

Information Systems (2020)

Ajinkya Mehta

Ajinkya Mehta

Information Systems (2020)

Brandon Nordengreen

Brandon Nordengreen

Information Systems (2020)

Fernando Olivares

Fernando Olivares

Information Systems (2020)

Sergio Ortiz

Sergio Ortiz

Information Systems (2020)

Pooja Pawar

Pooja Pawar

Master of Computer Science (2021)

Chloe Ostroff

Chloe Ostroff

Information Systems (2020)

Christopher Sahoo

Christopher Sahoo

Information Systems (2020)

Zac Solomon

Zac Solomon

Information Systems (2020)

Luis Sosa

Luis Sosa

Information Systems (2020)

Ali Szady

Ali Szady

Information Systems (2020)

Bree Thompson

Bree Thompson

Information Systems (2020)

Krista Uvero

Krista Uvero

Information Systems (2020)

Alessandro Vomero

Alessandro Vomero

Master of Information Systems (2019)

Luke Wahlberg

Luke Wahlberg

Information Systems (2020)

Brooke Zaferis

Brooke Zaferis

Information Systems (2020)

Mahsa Zarei

Mahsa Zarei

Master of Information Systems (2022)

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Kaveh Abhari, PhD | Lab Director

Office: SSE3200 | email: kabhari@sdsu.edu | Phone: 619 594-0746

Ryan Young | Lab Coordinators

Office: SSE3200 | email: ryanjeffyoung@gmail.com | Phone: 619 594-0746