Experimental research into usability and organizational impact of workflow software

Peter Boersma, Stef M.M. Joosten, Gerrit C. van der Veer

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    Abstract

    The University of Twente has started an Open Workflow Laboratory to facilitate experimental research in the area of workflow software, since this has been a hiatus in workflow research so far. This article reports the design and results of the first series of experiments conducted in this laboratory: In a simulated office environment seven groups of 5 subjects used both a non-workflow and a workflow application to deal with instances of a loan application process. We show that the transfer to workflow software results in an increase in productivity and spare time, and has mixed effects on consultation times. Recommendations regarding future experiments and the Open Workflow Laboratory are given and a scenario for future workflow experiments is proposed.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationEnschede
    PublisherUniversity of Twente, Department of Computer Science
    Number of pages10
    Publication statusPublished - 1995

    Publication series

    NameMemoranda Informatica
    PublisherUniversity of Twente, Department of Computer Science
    No.94-77
    ISSN (Print)0924-3755

    Keywords

    • METIS-150656

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