Type of Document Master's Thesis Author Berry, Brandon Author's Email Address email@example.com URN etd-07072004-221558 Title VaDeR: Visualizing a Development Record A Study of Claims-Centric Scenario-Based Design Degree Master of Science Department Computer Science Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title McCrickard, Donald Scott Committee Chair North, Christopher L. Committee Member Pérez-Quiñones, Manuel A. Committee Member Keywords
- human-computer interaction
- information visualization
- problem-based learning
- case studies
- scenario-based design
Date of Defense 2004-06-21 Availability unrestricted AbstractThe scenario-based design process, particularly with an emphasis on claims,
captures and shares design knowledge that has promise in teaching design.
However, the best methods are not fully understood yet. This thesis examines
the areas of scenario-based design, claims relationships, and learning through
cases with the goal of learning what can be improved to better support these
In investigating those areas, an information visualization tool is created for
learning design through case studies. The tool combined claims from multiple
visualization techniques to create an approach for supporting problem-based
learning goals. In creating the tool, scenario-based design was used, with a
particular emphasis on claims for driving the development and evaluation. All
design rationale was captured in claims to create a tool that addressed the current
problem issues identified. A recently developed claims relationship framework,
used for the first time in development efforts, aided in structuring the design
rationale. Using these relationships, the design was tracked from requirements
analysis to problem claims to design claims and finally to claims that formed the
basis of an evaluation.
This thesis presents a case study of using claims relationships to drive the
development and evaluation of a tool for supporting problem-based learning
through case studies of scenario-based design. In creating a novel tool for learning
about cases, a unique example of claims-centric scenario based design emerges,
presenting as open questions new directions for merging scenarios, claims, and cases
in knowledge storage, access, and learning systems.
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