SOFTWARE SUPPORT FOR RICH PICTURES - How to Help OOAD Students Accept Rich Pictures within their Projects Workflow

Andrea Valente, Emanuela Marchetti

Abstract

Rich pictures (RP) are common in object-oriented analysis and design courses, but students seem to have problems in integrating them in their projects' workflow. A new software tool is being developed, specific for RP authoring. To better understand students' issues and working practice with RP, and gather requirements for the tool, we followed a user-centered design approach and performed a usability test with an early prototype. The findings suggest the presence of a gap between some of the modern object-oriented development practices and engineering students' values: some techniques, like RP, presuppose design skills that are alien to our students. To bridge this gap our tool aims at making design-specific skills optional, enhancing the conceptual analytical skills that software analysis shares with design. Further studies will be conducted to assess the impact of the tool on learning.

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Valente A. and Marchetti E. (2010). SOFTWARE SUPPORT FOR RICH PICTURES - How to Help OOAD Students Accept Rich Pictures within their Projects Workflow . In Proceedings of the Multi-Conference on Innovative Developments in ICT - Volume 1: ICTEL, (INNOV 2010) ISBN 978-989-8425-15-7, pages 125-132. DOI: 10.5220/0002971401250132


in Bibtex Style

@conference{ictel10,
author={Andrea Valente and Emanuela Marchetti},
title={SOFTWARE SUPPORT FOR RICH PICTURES - How to Help OOAD Students Accept Rich Pictures within their Projects Workflow},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Multi-Conference on Innovative Developments in ICT - Volume 1: ICTEL, (INNOV 2010)},
year={2010},
pages={125-132},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0002971401250132},
isbn={978-989-8425-15-7},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the Multi-Conference on Innovative Developments in ICT - Volume 1: ICTEL, (INNOV 2010)
TI - SOFTWARE SUPPORT FOR RICH PICTURES - How to Help OOAD Students Accept Rich Pictures within their Projects Workflow
SN - 978-989-8425-15-7
AU - Valente A.
AU - Marchetti E.
PY - 2010
SP - 125
EP - 132
DO - 10.5220/0002971401250132