Requirements for a Nutrition Education Demonstrator,

I.A. Widya, Richard G.A. Bults, Rene de Wijk, Ben Loke, Nicole Koenderink, R.J. Mendes Batista, Valerie M. Jones, Hermanus J. Hermens

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    Abstract

    [Context and Motivation] Development of innovative ICT-based applications is a complex process involving collaboration of all relevant disciplines. This complexity arises due to differences in terminology, knowledge and often also the ways of working between developers in the disciplines involved. [Question/problem] Advances in each discipline bring a rich design environment of theories, models, methods and techniques. Making a selection from these makes the development of distributed applications very challenging, often requiring a holistic approach to address the needs of the disciplines involved. This paper describes early stage requirements acquisition of a mobile nutrition education demonstrator which supports overweight persons in adopting healthier dietary behaviour. [Principal idea/results] We present a novel way to combine and use known requirements acquisition methods involving a two stage user needs analysis based on scenarios which apply a theory-based model of behavioural change and are onstructed in two phases. The first phase scenarios specify an indicative description reflecting the use of the transtheoretical model of behavioural change. In the second phase, a handshake protocol adds elements of optative system-oriented descriptions to the scenarios such that the intended system can support the indicative description. [Contribution] The holistic and phased approach separates design concerns to which each of the disciplines contributes with their own expertise and domain principles. It preserves the applied domain principles in the design and it bridges gaps in terminology, knowledge and ways of working.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publication17th International Working Conference on Requirements Engineering: Foundation for Software Quality, REFSQ 2011
    EditorsDaniel Berry, Xavier Franch
    Place of PublicationBerlin
    PublisherSpringer
    Pages48-53
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)978-3-642-19857-1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    Event17th International Working Conference on Requirements Engineering: Foundation for Software Quality, REFSQ 2011 - Atlantic Congress Hotel, Essen, Germany
    Duration: 28 Mar 201130 Mar 2011
    Conference number: 17
    https://refsq.org/2011/

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
    PublisherSpringer Verlag
    Volume6606

    Conference

    Conference17th International Working Conference on Requirements Engineering: Foundation for Software Quality, REFSQ 2011
    Abbreviated titleREFSQ
    CountryGermany
    CityEssen
    Period28/03/1130/03/11
    Internet address

    Keywords

    • METIS-278772
    • IR-77945
    • nutrition education
    • transtheoretical model of behavioural change
    • Scenario Based Design
    • EWI-20464
    • Requirements acquisition

    Cite this

    Widya, I. A., Bults, R. G. A., de Wijk, R., Loke, B., Koenderink, N., Mendes Batista, R. J., ... Hermens, H. J. (2011). Requirements for a Nutrition Education Demonstrator, In D. Berry, & X. Franch (Eds.), 17th International Working Conference on Requirements Engineering: Foundation for Software Quality, REFSQ 2011 (pp. 48-53). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Vol. 6606). Berlin: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-19858-8_5