AN APPLICATION OF THE 5-S ACTIVITY THEORETIC REQUIREMENTS METHOD

Robert B. K. Brown, Peter Hyland, Ian C. Piper

Abstract

Requirements analysis in highly interactive systems necessarily involves eliciting and analysing informal and complex stakeholder utterances. We investigate if Activity Theory may provide a useful basis for a new method. Preliminary results indicate that Activity Theory may cope well with problems of this kind, and may indeed offer some improvements.

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B. K. Brown R., Hyland P. and C. Piper I. (2006). AN APPLICATION OF THE 5-S ACTIVITY THEORETIC REQUIREMENTS METHOD . In Proceedings of the First International Conference on Software and Data Technologies - Volume 1: ICSOFT, ISBN 978-972-8865-69-6, pages 151-158. DOI: 10.5220/0001316401510158


in Bibtex Style

@conference{icsoft06,
author={Robert B. K. Brown and Peter Hyland and Ian C. Piper},
title={AN APPLICATION OF THE 5-S ACTIVITY THEORETIC REQUIREMENTS METHOD},
booktitle={Proceedings of the First International Conference on Software and Data Technologies - Volume 1: ICSOFT,},
year={2006},
pages={151-158},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001316401510158},
isbn={978-972-8865-69-6},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the First International Conference on Software and Data Technologies - Volume 1: ICSOFT,
TI - AN APPLICATION OF THE 5-S ACTIVITY THEORETIC REQUIREMENTS METHOD
SN - 978-972-8865-69-6
AU - B. K. Brown R.
AU - Hyland P.
AU - C. Piper I.
PY - 2006
SP - 151
EP - 158
DO - 10.5220/0001316401510158