A value-based approach to predicting system properties from design

Conference Paper

Traditional engineering requires evaluating designs before implementing them. Evaluating a design predicts the properties of a reasonable implementation and the value of these properties to a stakeholder. Software engineering has some (though not enough) relevant evaluation techniques but lacks frameworks to compare, develop, and apply those techniques in a manner that respects h value varies by stakeholder. We present an adaptation of economists' value models that, given a design and a development method, predicts value to a client. We give examples supporting our approach. Even in its preliminary state, our approach helps to explain and characterize design evaluation techniques and shows sufficient promise to justify further development.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Scaffidi, C; Arora, A; Butler, S; Shaw, M

Published Date

  • May 15, 2005

Published In

  • 7th International Workshop on Economics Driven Software Engineering Research, Edser 2005 International Conference on Software Engineering 2005

International Standard Book Number 10 (ISBN-10)

  • 159593118X

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9781595931184

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1145/1083091.1083096

Citation Source

  • Scopus