Tangible Modelling to Elicit Domain Knowledge: An Experiment and Focus Group

Dan Ionita, Roelf J. Wieringa, Jan-Willem Bullee, Alexandr Vasenev

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    Abstract

    Conceptual models represent social and technical aspects of the world relevant to a variety of technical and non-technical stakehold- ers. To build these models, knowledge might have to be collected from domain experts who are rarely modelling experts and don’t usually have the time or desire to learn a modelling language. We investigate an app- roach to overcome this challenge by using physical tokens to represent the conceptual model. We call the resulting models tangible models. We illustrate this idea by creating a tangible representation of a socio- technical modelling language and provide initial evidence of the relative usability and utility of tangible versus abstract modelling. We discuss psychological and social theories that could explain these observations and discuss generalizability and scalability of the approach.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publication34th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling, ER 2015
    EditorsPaul Johannesson, Mong Li Lee, Stephen W. Liddle, Andreas L. Opdahl, Óscar Pastor López
    Place of PublicationBerlin
    PublisherSpringer
    Pages558-565
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Print)978-3-319-25263-6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 22 Oct 2015

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
    PublisherSpringer Verlag
    Volume9381
    ISSN (Print)0302-9743
    ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

    Keywords

    • EWI-26390
    • SCS-Cybersecurity
    • Tangible modelling
    • Socio-technical
    • EC Grant Agreement nr.: FP7/2007-2013
    • IR-97944
    • Enterprise models
    • Usability experiment
    • Participatory modelling
    • METIS-312746
    • EC Grant Agreement nr.: FP7/318003

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    Ionita, D., Wieringa, R. J., Bullee, J-W., & Vasenev, A. (2015). Tangible Modelling to Elicit Domain Knowledge: An Experiment and Focus Group. In P. Johannesson, M. Li Lee, S. W. Liddle, A. L. Opdahl, & Ó. P. López (Eds.), 34th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling, ER 2015 (pp. 558-565). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Vol. 9381). Berlin: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-25264-3_42
    Ionita, Dan ; Wieringa, Roelf J. ; Bullee, Jan-Willem ; Vasenev, Alexandr. / Tangible Modelling to Elicit Domain Knowledge: An Experiment and Focus Group. 34th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling, ER 2015. editor / Paul Johannesson ; Mong Li Lee ; Stephen W. Liddle ; Andreas L. Opdahl ; Óscar Pastor López. Berlin : Springer, 2015. pp. 558-565 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science).
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    Ionita, D, Wieringa, RJ, Bullee, J-W & Vasenev, A 2015, Tangible Modelling to Elicit Domain Knowledge: An Experiment and Focus Group. in P Johannesson, M Li Lee, SW Liddle, AL Opdahl & ÓP López (eds), 34th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling, ER 2015. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 9381, Springer, Berlin, pp. 558-565. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-25264-3_42

    Tangible Modelling to Elicit Domain Knowledge: An Experiment and Focus Group. / Ionita, Dan; Wieringa, Roelf J.; Bullee, Jan-Willem; Vasenev, Alexandr.

    34th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling, ER 2015. ed. / Paul Johannesson; Mong Li Lee; Stephen W. Liddle; Andreas L. Opdahl; Óscar Pastor López. Berlin : Springer, 2015. p. 558-565 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Vol. 9381).

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    Ionita D, Wieringa RJ, Bullee J-W, Vasenev A. Tangible Modelling to Elicit Domain Knowledge: An Experiment and Focus Group. In Johannesson P, Li Lee M, Liddle SW, Opdahl AL, López ÓP, editors, 34th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling, ER 2015. Berlin: Springer. 2015. p. 558-565. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-25264-3_42