M1: Analysis Methods

The analysis of the requirements of design assumes that the technical possibilities in the form of application concepts can be given concrete expression so that they can be assessed with a view to effects of trust, legal compatibility and usability.

This assessment leads to a catalogue of design themes. Since the disciplines that are involved in the development have partly different procedures of elevation and management of requirements, a structural and content-related comparison of the literature and practical methods and models for requirements management and analysis is necessary.

The aim is to develop an interdisciplinary understanding of requirements and requirements management in theory and practice and to develop a meta-model that can map all requirements from the topics law, trust and ergonomics especially for situational ubiquitous networked systems.

To be investigated:

  • appropriate forms of early development and description of application concepts that can be seen as technically, economically, legally and socially realistic.
  • appropriate forms of participatory elevation and analysis of requirements,
  • appropriate common scenarios for the description of the effects of embedding,
  • a common catalogue of criteria for the assessment of chances and risks of a UC-application,
  • appropriate analysis of the dependency and effects of requirements: requirements are changing und this can have significant effects on the course of the project,
  • appropriate forms of conflict management: what kind of interdependences are between the requirements of the single disciplines? How can conflicts be identified early and what is a useful conflict management for requirements negotiation in UC?
  • a common form of description of the requirements and the design parameters.