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Requirements and Aesthetics
May/June 2011 (vol. 28 no. 3)
pp. 20-21
Neil Maiden, City University London
Requirements people rarely talk about aesthetics. This column draws on the 10 principles of good design from Dieter Rams to examine the important roles of aesthetics in requirements practices. It proposes the use of meaning carriers to think about new types of requirements.

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Index Terms:
requirements, design principles, aesthetics, meaning carriers
Citation:
Neil Maiden, "Requirements and Aesthetics," IEEE Software, vol. 28, no. 3, pp. 20-21, May-June 2011, doi:10.1109/MS.2011.60
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