Development of a Rich Picture editor

a user-centered approach

Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

180 Downloads (Pure)

Resumé

This paper describes the development of a software
tool to support rich pictures creation for object-oriented analysis.
This software is useful both as an e-learning tool for bachelor-level
students, as well as for practitioners working with agile
methodologies. The transposition of manual rich picture practice
into software proved difficult, therefore, we decided to follow a
user-centered approach: design and implement a prototype with
basic functionalities, then run a usability test with a few students
and professionals. The feedback collected in the test validated our
hypothesis circa the need of software support for the authoring rich
pictures, but also forced us to re-consider the design of our
prototype. To gain a deeper understanding of the students' working
practice, we also reviewed rich pictures from past student projects.
All the information gathered through our study is guiding us in the
design of the tool next version. At a more general level we realized
that modern object-oriented development methodologies, such as
agile methods, are informed by design, hence they sometimes
assume design skills that programmers do not have or do not value.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftInternational Journal on Advances in Intelligent Systems
Vol/bind3
Udgave nummer3 & 4
Sider (fra-til)187-199
ISSN1942-2679
StatusUdgivet - 2010
Udgivet eksterntJa

Fingeraftryk

Students
Feedback

Citer dette

@article{8af4f62f9b6040849e7e70e293b297d1,
title = "Development of a Rich Picture editor: a user-centered approach",
abstract = "This paper describes the development of a software tool to support rich pictures creation for object-oriented analysis. This software should be useful both as an e-learning tool for bachelor-level students, as well as for practitioners working with agile methodologies. The transposition of manual rich picture practice into software proved difficult, therefore, we decided to follow a user-centered approach: design and implement a prototype with basic functionalities, then run a usability test with a few students and professionals. The feedback collected in the test validated our hypothesis circa the need of software support for the authoring rich pictures, but also forced us to re-consider the design of our prototype. To gain a deeper understanding of the students' working practice, we also reviewed rich pictures from past student projects. All the information gathered through our study is guiding us in the design of the tool next version. At a more general level we realized that modern object-oriented development methodologies, such as agile methods, are informed by design, hence they sometimes assume design skills that programmers do not have or do not value.",
author = "Andrea Valente and Emanuela Marchetti",
year = "2010",
language = "English",
volume = "3",
pages = "187--199",
journal = "International Journal on Advances in Intelligent Systems",
issn = "1942-2679",
publisher = "IARIA",
number = "3 & 4",

}

Development of a Rich Picture editor : a user-centered approach. / Valente, Andrea; Marchetti, Emanuela.

I: International Journal on Advances in Intelligent Systems, Bind 3, Nr. 3 & 4, 2010, s. 187-199.

Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

TY - JOUR

T1 - Development of a Rich Picture editor

T2 - a user-centered approach

AU - Valente, Andrea

AU - Marchetti, Emanuela

PY - 2010

Y1 - 2010

N2 - This paper describes the development of a software tool to support rich pictures creation for object-oriented analysis. This software should be useful both as an e-learning tool for bachelor-level students, as well as for practitioners working with agile methodologies. The transposition of manual rich picture practice into software proved difficult, therefore, we decided to follow a user-centered approach: design and implement a prototype with basic functionalities, then run a usability test with a few students and professionals. The feedback collected in the test validated our hypothesis circa the need of software support for the authoring rich pictures, but also forced us to re-consider the design of our prototype. To gain a deeper understanding of the students' working practice, we also reviewed rich pictures from past student projects. All the information gathered through our study is guiding us in the design of the tool next version. At a more general level we realized that modern object-oriented development methodologies, such as agile methods, are informed by design, hence they sometimes assume design skills that programmers do not have or do not value.

AB - This paper describes the development of a software tool to support rich pictures creation for object-oriented analysis. This software should be useful both as an e-learning tool for bachelor-level students, as well as for practitioners working with agile methodologies. The transposition of manual rich picture practice into software proved difficult, therefore, we decided to follow a user-centered approach: design and implement a prototype with basic functionalities, then run a usability test with a few students and professionals. The feedback collected in the test validated our hypothesis circa the need of software support for the authoring rich pictures, but also forced us to re-consider the design of our prototype. To gain a deeper understanding of the students' working practice, we also reviewed rich pictures from past student projects. All the information gathered through our study is guiding us in the design of the tool next version. At a more general level we realized that modern object-oriented development methodologies, such as agile methods, are informed by design, hence they sometimes assume design skills that programmers do not have or do not value.

M3 - Journal article

VL - 3

SP - 187

EP - 199

JO - International Journal on Advances in Intelligent Systems

JF - International Journal on Advances in Intelligent Systems

SN - 1942-2679

IS - 3 & 4

ER -