Integrate Business Modeling & Interaction Design article

abloodworth at berkeley.edu abloodworth at berkeley.edu
Thu Sep 27 11:07:07 UTC 2007


Sorry! Forgot the link:
http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/library/ws-soa-busmodeling/index.html

> That sounds like an article I'd like to read. Who wrote it? What journal?
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> Sean Keesler
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> On 9/26/07 9:52 PM, "abloodworth at berkeley.edu" <abloodworth at berkeley.edu>
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>> Hi everyone,
>>
>> During the UX meeting at the Fluid Summit on Monday I mentioned an
>> interesting article I read recently, "Integrate Business Modeling &
>> Interaction Design." It presents a model which "uses UML stereotyped
>> classes to represent persona hypotheses, their roles, and their goals."
>> It
>> suggests using abstractions of the context scenarios (e.g. user
>> scenarios)
>> culled from user research to define business processes. Though there are
>> a
>> couple of points made by the authors which may be a bit of a leap,*
>> these
>> ideas illustrate one way interaction design could be integrated into
>> business process modeling. Such a strategy could potentially be helpful
>> in
>> plugging user experience into the Kuali project.
>>
>> The article assumes some business process modeling knowledge, but you
>> can
>> still get a good high-level view without it. Here's an interesting
>> excerpt.
>> IaD personas can be modeled in UML using a specific, stereotyped class
>> that provides attributes to model skills and goals.  ... End goals are
>> UML
>> classes stereotyped as user goals, linked to personas through
>> association
>> relationships. Such end goals are linked to use-cases from the system
>> modeling layer through support-stereotyped dependency relationships.
>> Because use-cases are derived from business use-cases, user goals
>> implicitly support business goals.
>>
>> Allison
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>> * The authors say that "because use-cases are derived from business
>> use-cases, user goals implicitly support business goals," which I don't
>> think is the case unless special care is taken to harmonize these often
>> very different goals.
>> * The authors say that modelers should "add dependency relationships
>> between the personas and the user roles defined in the IaD preparatory
>> work." In the classic view (e.g. Alan Cooper, About Face), personas
>> aren't
>> *defined* by their roles, though each persona will likely have a role or
>> roles. I'm hoping they aren't saying persona=role.
>>
>>
>> Allison Bloodworth
>> Senior User Interaction Designer
>> Educational Technology Services
>> University of California, Berkeley
>> (415) 377-8243
>> abloodworth at berkeley.edu
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