Journal article

A framework for understanding creativity in requirements engineering

Lemai Nguyen, Graeme Shanks

INFORMATION AND SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGY | ELSEVIER | Published : 2009

Abstract

Creativity is important in the discovery and analysis of user and business requirements to achieve innovative uses of information and communication technologies. This paper builds a theoretical framework for understanding creativity in requirements engineering. The framework provides a systematic means of understanding creativity in requirements engineering and comprises five elements (product, process, domain, people and socio-organisational context). The framework provides researchers with a sound basis for exploring how the five elements of creativity can be incorporated within RE methods and techniques to support creative requirements engineering. It provides practitioners with a systema..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This project was funded by the International Studies Programme 2006, Deakin University. The project was hosted by Centre for Human Computer Interaction Design, City University, London, UK, from July to November 2006.The authors thank Professor Neil Maiden, City University, London, UK, for hosting a research visit by one of the authors and his valuable feedback for the work.