Title: A method and tool for rapid consumer application development

Authors: Matti Rossi, Tuure Tuunanen

Addresses: Information Systems Science, Aalto University School of Economics, P.O. Box 21220, 00076 Aalto, Finland. ' Department of Information Processing Science, University of Oulu, P.O. Box 3000, 90014, Finland

Abstract: In recent years, consumer oriented information systems (IS) development has become an increasingly important matter, as more and more complex IS are targeted towards consumer markets. We suggest that developing IS for consumers creates practical and research challenges, which researchers should attend to. In this paper we offer a straightforward way of gathering non-technical requirements from consumers and integrating them into a rapid IS development process. To demonstrate the feasibility of such an approach, we have constructed a support environment within metaedit+ meta computer-aided software engineering (CASE) tool to link an existing consumer requirements elicitation method, critical success chains (CSC), to a domain specific method (DSM) for rapid application development for mobile phones. The developed approach facilitates the development of mobile application prototypes, which can be used by end-users in an emulator or actual phone. These prototypes can be used to confirm and refine the requirements gathered from consumers.

Keywords: requirements engineering methods; requirements elicitation; computer-aided software engineering; CASE; domain specific method; consumer markets; information systems; non-technical requirements; consumer requirements; rapid development; critical success chains; mobile phones; cell phones.

DOI: 10.1504/IJODE.2010.035189

International Journal of Organisational Design and Engineering, 2010 Vol.1 No.1/2, pp.109 - 125

Published online: 14 Sep 2010 *

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