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Use and Influence of Creative Ideas and Requirements for a Work-Integrated Learning System

Jones, S., Lynch, P., Maiden, N. & Lindstaedt, S. (2008). Use and Influence of Creative Ideas and Requirements for a Work-Integrated Learning System. Proceedings of the 16th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference, pp. 289-294. ISSN 1090-705X doi: 10.1109/RE.2008.54


In this paper, we describe a creativity workshop that was used in a large research project, called APOSDLE, to generate creative ideas and requirements for a work-integrated learning system. We present an analysis of empirical data collected during and after the workshop. On the basis of this analysis, we conclude that the work-shop was an efficient way of generating ideas for future system development. These ideas, on average, were used at least as much as requirements from other sources in writing use cases, and 18 months after the workshop were seen to have a similar degree of influence on the project to other requirements. We make some observations about the use of more and less creative ideas, and about the techniques used to generate them. We end with suggestions for further work.

Publication Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Publisher Keywords: Science & Technology, Technology, Computer Science, Hardware & Architecture, Computer Science, Software Engineering, Engineering, Electrical & Electronic, Computer Science, Engineering
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Departments: School of Science & Technology > Computer Science > Human Computer Interaction Design
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