Bridging Enterprise and Software Engineering Through an User-Centered Design Perspective

  • Pedro ValenteEmail author
  • Thiago Silva
  • Marco Winckler
  • Nuno Nunes
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10042)


The development of Web-based Information Systems is crucial in the quest to maintain and develop the enterprise competiveness. However, capturing requirements from Business Processes (BP) is still an issue, as existing methods mostly focus, or on human aspects and the user interface, or on business concerns as rules and workflow coordination, and therefore do not specify all the Software Architectural components which are relevant for software development. We present the Goals Approach, which analyzes BPs and User Tasks and details them in the process of methodically designing and structuring the User Interface, the Business Logic and the Database of the Information System given a Model-View-Controller (MVC) architectural pattern. In this paper we focus on how to obtain the Goals business model of requirements based on the DEMO method. The approach can be used for in-house software development, and the method is straightforward fitting Small and Medium Enterprises agility needs.


Web-based applications Enterprise engineering Software engineering User-Centered Design Software architecture 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pedro Valente
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Thiago Silva
    • 1
  • Marco Winckler
    • 1
  • Nuno Nunes
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse (IRIT)Université Paul SabatierToulouseFrance
  2. 2.Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute (MITI)University of MadeiraFunchalPortugal

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