Deriving User-Requirements from Human-Computer Interfaces

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.

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