Rule Integration and Model Understanding: A Theoretical Underpinning
In Chap. 2 we introduced the arguments for integration and a variety of integration methods. However, whether such integration improves user understanding of the process models has not been investigated. In particular, while researchers have argued that integrated modelling can improve the understanding of business processes, this proposition has neither been theoretically analysed, nor empirically evaluated. Yet, such understanding is crucial for the advancement of process modelling methods. As a lacking of a cognitive model in terms of how model users learn process models and rules in current body of knowledge, in this chapter, we propose a four-stage cognitive process based on a cognitive model in human information searching and processing , and explore theoretical foundations that underpin the understanding of process models.