Workflow Modelling of Intended System Use

Chapter
Part of the Embedded Systems book series (EMSY)

Abstract

Creating a product that satisfies the user in a multi-disciplinary development environment is not a trivial task. Explicitly modelling the use of the product prior to realisation is recommended to give all stakeholders involved in the design process a shared model of what the system should do (functions). This chapter proposes to use a flowchart diagram to model the intended workflow of the user. The workflow model does not only capture the workflow of a new system, but it takes into account how the system interacts with its environment as well. The iteratively created model serves as a guideline and checklist during the system architecting process.

Keywords

Workflow Function Modeling User centered design 

Notes

Acknowledgments

The authors thank all stakeholders involved in the intra operative MRI project and Elizabeth van Vorstenbosch-Lynn, Gert-Jan Lenting and Frank Kistemaker in particular for their support.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Delft University of TechnologyDelftThe Netherlands

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