A study on tangible participative enterprise modelling

Dan Ionita*, Julia Kaidalova, Alexandr Vasenev, Roel Wieringa

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    Enterprise modelling (EM) is concerned with discovering, structuring and representing domain knowledge pertaining to different aspects of an organization. Participative EM, in particular, is a useful approach to eliciting this knowledge from domain experts with different backgrounds. In related work, tangible modelling (modelling with physical objects) has been identified as beneficial for group modelling. This study investigates effects of introducing tangible modelling as part of participative enterprise modelling sessions. Our findings suggest that tangible modelling facilitates participation. While this can make reaching an agreement more time-consuming, the resulting models tend to be of higher quality than those created using a computer. Also, tangible models are easier to use and promote learnability. We discuss possible explanations of and generalizations from these observations.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAdvances in Conceptual Modeling
    Subtitle of host publicationER 2016 Workshops, AHA, MoBiD, MORE-BI, MReBA, QMMQ, SCME, and WM2SP, Gifu, Japan, November 14–17, 2016, Proceedings
    EditorsSebastian Link, Juan C. Trujillo
    Place of PublicationCham
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-47717-6
    ISBN (Print)978-3-319-47716-9
    Publication statusPublished - 17 Nov 2016
    EventER 2016 Workshop Conceptual Modeling in Requirements and Business Analysis, MReBA - Gifu, Japan
    Duration: 14 Nov 201617 Nov 2016

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
    ISSN (Print)0302-9743
    ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


    WorkshopER 2016 Workshop Conceptual Modeling in Requirements and Business Analysis, MReBA
    Other14-17 November 2016


    • SCS-Cybersecurity
    • EC Grant Agreement nr.: FP7/2007-2013
    • EC Grant Agreement nr.: FP7/318003
    • Enterprise modelling
    • Tangible modelling
    • Participativemodelling
    • Empirical study


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