Workflow Modelling of Intended System Use

  • Thom van Beek
  • Tetsuo Tomiyama
Part of the Embedded Systems book series (EMSY)


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.


Workflow Function Modeling User centered design 



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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