A.-F. Brogneaux, R. Ramdoyal, J. Vilz, and J.-L. Hainaut (Belgium)
Database Design, Graphical User Interfaces, Software Re
quirements, End-user, CASE Tool.
In this paper we explore the chances of designing com
ponents of information systems by making the most of
explicit and implicit information gathered from human
computer interfaces. In this process we assume that end
users, with little training, are able to sketch an interface
prototype for the future application, from which we can
derive a conceptual model of the application domain in a
semi-automatic way. In particular, information contained
in electronic forms can be extracted and conceptualized
through reverse engineering and integration techniques in
order to significantly help to design the conceptual schema
of the future database.