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Testing Prototypes and Final User Interfaces Through an Ontological Perspective for Behavior-Driven Development

Rocha Silva, Thiago and Hak, Jean-Luc and Winckler, Marco Antonio Testing Prototypes and Final User Interfaces Through an Ontological Perspective for Behavior-Driven Development. (2016) In: 6th International Conference on Human-Centered Software Engineering (HCSE 2016), 29 August 2016 - 31 August 2016 (Stockholm, Sweden).

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-44902-9_7


In a user-centered development process, prototypes evolve in iterative cycles until they meet users’ requirements and then become the final product. Every cycle gives the opportunity to revise the design and to introduce new requirements which might affect the specification of artifacts that have been set in former development phases. Testing the consistency of multiple artifacts used to develop interactive systems every time that a new requirement is introduced is a cumbersome activity, especially if it is done manually. This paper proposes an approach based on Behavior-Driven Development (BDD) to support the automated assessment of artifacts along the development process of interactive systems. The paper uses an ontology for specifying tests that can run over multiple artifacts sharing similar concepts. A case study testing Prototypes and Final User Interfaces is presented to demonstrate the feasibility of this approach in early phases of the design process, providing a continuous quality assurance of requirements, and helping clients and development teams to identify potential problems and inconsistencies before commitments with software implementation.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information:Thanks to Springer editor. This papers appears in Volume 9856 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science ISSN : 0302-9743 ISBN: 978-3-319-44901-2 The original PDF is available at: https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-44902-9_7
HAL Id:hal-01709193
Audience (conference):International conference proceedings
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Institution:Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse - Jean Jaurès - UT2J (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse 1 Capitole - UT1 (FRANCE)
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