publication . Preprint . Other literature type . 2021

How Formal Requirements Specifications Inhibit Creativity in Software Engineering

Mohanani, Rahul; Ralph, Paul; Turhan, Burak; Mandic, Vladimir;
Open Access English
  • Published: 11 Apr 2021
Abstract
Desiderata is a general term for stakeholder needs, desires or preferences. Recent experiments demonstrate that presenting desiderata as formal requirements specifications leads to less creative solutions. However, these experiments do not establish how the presentation of desiderata affects design creativity. This study, therefore, aims to explore the cognitive mechanisms by which presenting desiderata as formal requirements specifications reduces creativity during software design. Forty-two software designers, organized into 21 pairs, participated in a dialog-based protocol study. Their interactions were transcribed and the transcripts were analyzed in two way...
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free text keywords: cognitive bias, software design, fixation, critical thinking, requirements, requirements engineering, protocol analysis, cognitive bias, software design, fixation, critical thinking, requirements, requirements engineering, protocol analysis
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