Tag Archives: Use cases

Product Planning Series: From use cases to storyboards

My approach to product development revolves around user-centered design. The basic tenet of this philosophy is that the product team must be equipped with a thorough understanding of the end user’s needs, wants, expectations and limitations in order to create an … Continue reading

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Use Cases, User Stories and Requirements

The slide shows the use case specification from this year’s coursework. It highlights the attributes of use case specifications that can be mapped onto user stories – these are the use case precis and, perhaps, functional requirements at the use … Continue reading

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Mixing Use Cases & Prototypes

In 2/3rds of projects surveyed for scenario use by Weidenhaupt et al. (1998), scenario generation and usage was interrelated with rapid prototyping or even building first versions of the the new system. Combining these approaches yielded symbiotic effects. That is, … Continue reading

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Disadvantages of use cases and scenarios

Poor identification of structure and flow Geometric and temporal information hard to describe Unsystematic craft Time-consuming to generate Limited software tool support Handling unforeseen combinations of abnormal events Require the co-existence of prototypes Still poor integration with established methods Difficult to generalise from scenarios … Continue reading

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Use cases and Scenarions

A Use case is a “description of a set of actions, including variants, that a system performs that yields an observable result of value to a particular actor (Jacobson et al. 2000) A Scenario is ” a specific sequence of … Continue reading

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