International Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Design (2009)
Apr. 22, 2009 to Apr. 24, 2009
Vaninha Vieira , Data Processing Center, Federal University of Bahia, Salvador, Brasil
Patricia Tedesco , Informatics Center, Federal University of Pernambuco, Recife, Brasil
Ana Carolina Salgado , Informatics Center, Federal University of Pernambuco, Recife, Brasil
Context-Sensitive Systems (CSS) demand that designers consider new aspects and challenges in comparison to traditional applications. In a preliminary experiment, we observed that developers have difficulties when including the concept of context in their applications. This paper presents a CSS Design Process, which details the main activities for context specification and the design of CSS and provides a systematic way to execute these tasks. Two studies were conducted to evaluate the process usage: a detailed execution of each defined activity on the design of a context-sensitive Expert Recommender System; and an evaluation of the process usage by distinct designers on their CSS projects. These studies showed a good acceptance of our proposal and indicated the feasibility of using the process on real projects.
V. Vieira, A. C. Salgado and P. Tedesco, "A process for the design of Context-Sensitive Systems," International Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Design(CSCWD), Santiago, Chile, 2009, pp. 143-148.