Towards a model of cognitive process in logical design: comparing object-oriented and traditional functional decomposition software methodologies

Jinwoo Kim, F. Javier Lerch

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Abstract

This study aims at developing and empirically testing hypotheses about professional designers' cognitive activities when using object-oriented methodology (OOD) versus using traditional functional decomposition methodologies (TFD). Our preliminary results indicate that OOD may achieve substantial time savings over TFD in logical design. The verbal protocols from a pilot study show that OOD may achieve these time savings: 1) by simplifying rule induction processes used in functional decomposition: 2) by guiding designers on how to build more effective problem spaces; and 3) by allowing designers to run mental simulation more efficiently and more effectively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages489-498
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 1992
EventACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - CHI '92 - Monterey, CA, USA
Duration: 1992 May 31992 May 7

Other

OtherACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - CHI '92
CityMonterey, CA, USA
Period92/5/392/5/7

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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