SCENARIO-BASED DESIGN IN DESIGN PATTERN MINING
DS 68-6: Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED 11), Impacting Society through Engineering Design, Vol. 6: Design Information and Knowledge, Lyngby/Copenhagen, Denmark, 15.-19.08.2011
Editor: Culley, S.J.; Hicks, B.J.; McAloone, T.C.; Howard, T.J. & Chen, W.
Author: Iacob, Claudia
Section: Design Information and Knowledge Management
Design patterns are tools to support social creativity in that they allow communities of designers to make available knowledge related to design experiences, such as problems, solutions and design decisions. Identifying design patterns is a process known as design pattern mining. This paper describes one of the techniques used throughout a series of design workshops held for identifying design patterns in the design of software applications for synchronous collaboration. The paper describes the way the technique was applied in concrete design cases, and its influence on the results obtained throughout the workshops. Results indicate that the use of scenario-base design supports the exploration of the design space of the application under design. This allows the generation of a larger number of scenario ideas to support the design pattern mining process.