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From Palaces to Yurts: Why Requirements Engineering Needs Design Thinking
March-April 2013 (vol. 17 no. 2)
pp. 91-94
Christophe Vetterli, University of St.Gallen
Walter Brenner, University of St.Gallen
Falk Uebernickel, University of St.Gallen
Charles Petrie, University of St.Gallen
Requirements engineering methods are geared for developing information systems and aren't what's needed for today's world of rapidly changing, app-enabled products. Today's apps are more and more an integrated and central part of service delivery of new products. Requirements engineering for this new world can greatly benefit from design thinking. Merging design thinking with requirements engineering will integrate the strongly diverging human-oriented perspective as well as the more technically driven perspective. Overall, this results in a holistic perspective to develop a more customer-oriented solution, incorporating functional and nonfunctional requirements.
Index Terms:
paradigm shift,design thinking,requirements engineering,apps
Christophe Vetterli, Walter Brenner, Falk Uebernickel, Charles Petrie, "From Palaces to Yurts: Why Requirements Engineering Needs Design Thinking," IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 17, no. 2, pp. 91-94, March-April 2013, doi:10.1109/MIC.2013.32
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