Scenario-Based Prototyping for Designing Complex Software Systems with Multiple Users

PI: Prof. Dr. Holger Giese


Design thinking is at its best if tangible prototypes can be used to envision new products and services. However, for complex software systems with multiple users usually such tangible prototypes are not feasible. To overcome this problem, we propose a scenario-based prototyping approach for designing complex software systems that is based on models, both structural and behavioural models. The approach will support the stepwise and interactive enrichment of the prototype model, the traceability between the artefacts collected during earlier design phases and the scenarios. The models provide a more formal outcome of the design process for the downstream engineering activities, so that the gap between design and engineering can be narrowed.