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Can requirements be creative? Experiences with an enhanced air space management system

Maiden, N., Ncube, C. & Robertson, S. (2007). Can requirements be creative? Experiences with an enhanced air space management system. In: ICSE 2007: 29th International Conference on Software Engineering, Proceedings. 29th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2007), 20-05-2007 - 26-05-2007, Minneapolis, USA.


Requirements engineering is a creative process in which stakeholders work together to create ideas for new software systems that are eventually expressed as requirements. This paper reports a workshop that integrated creativity techniques with different types of use case and system context modeling to discover stakeholder requirements for EASM, a future air space management software system to enable the more effective, longer-term planning of UK and European airspace use. The workshop was successful in that it provided a range of outputs that were later assessed for their novelty and usefulness in the final specification of the EASM software. The paper describes the workshop structure, gives examples of outputs from it, and uses these results to answer 2 research questions about the utility of creativity techniques and workshops that had not been answered in previous research.

Publication Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
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Subjects: T Technology
Departments: School of Science & Technology > Computer Science > Human Computer Interaction Design
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