Human Centered Design

Volume 5619 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 844-853

Playful Holistic Support to HCI Requirements Using LEGO Bricks

  • Lorenzo CantoniAffiliated withNewMine Lab, University of, University of Lugano
  • , Luca BotturiAffiliated withNewMine Lab, University of Lugano
  • , Marco FaréAffiliated, University of Lugano
  • , Davide BolchiniAffiliated withIndiana University, School of Informatics at IUPUI

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This paper presents Real Time Web (RTW), a holistic method for eliciting HCI requirements and strategic design issues of web applications based on the systematic use of LEGO bricks. Capturing, understanding and expressing the requirements for the design of complex web applications can be a daunting task. This is due both to the complex nature of the tasks, and to the biased alignment of stakeholders, who often do not have an analytical understanding of their own needs and goals, and the current, mainly analytical, requirement analysis methods. The paper presents the method, its relationship with existing requirements analysis methods, and some case studies.


Requirements analysis web applications LEGO bricks informal interactions