Comparison of the creation of models by hand to the creation of models using tools

Introduction

A state chart is a type of diagram used in computer science and related fields to describe the behavior of systems. It is commonly used in Software Engineering to communicate and document a software architecture. In Model Driven Software Engineering, it is even a primary artifact during the entire software engineering process.
There are several tools available for creating such state charts: Rhapsody/Statemate by Rational, Enterprise Architect, Microsoft Visio, MagicDraw, ...

Goals

  • By means of recordings, identify how people create models
  • Identify similarities and differences between these two modalities
  • Identify how tools restrict the natural flow of model creation

Prerequisites

  • Interest in doing experiments with students

Ansprechpartner

Michael Stegmaier

Zusammenfassung

TypeMasterthesis
Startimmediately
Locationinternal