Quotation Figl, Kathrin, Recker, Jan. 2016. Exploring cognitive style and task-specific preferences for process representations. Requirements Engineering (Springer) 21 (1), 63-85.


BibTeX

@ARTICLE{Figl2016,
title = {Exploring cognitive style and task-specific preferences for process representations},
author = {Kathrin Figl and Jan Recker},
year = {2016},
doi = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00766-014-0210-2},
url = {https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs00766-014-0210-2},
volume = {21},
number = {1},
language = {EN},
pages = {63-85},
journal = {Requirements Engineering (Springer)},
abstract = {Process models describe someone’s understanding of processes. Processes can be described using unstructured, semi-formal or diagrammatic representation forms. These representations are used in a variety of task settings, ranging from understanding processes to executing or improving processes, with the implicit assumption that the chosen representation form will be appropriate for all task settings. We explore the validity of this assumption by examining empirically the preference for different process representation forms depending on the task setting and cognitive style of the user. Based on data collected from 120 business school students, we show that preferences for process representation formats vary dependent on application purpose and cognitive styles of the participants. However, users consistently prefer diagrams over other representation formats. Our research informs a broader research agenda on task-specific applications of process modeling. We offer several recommendations for further research in this area.},
}

Abstract

Process models describe someone’s understanding of processes. Processes can be described using unstructured, semi-formal or diagrammatic representation forms. These representations are used in a variety of task settings, ranging from understanding processes to executing or improving processes, with the implicit assumption that the chosen representation form will be appropriate for all task settings. We explore the validity of this assumption by examining empirically the preference for different process representation forms depending on the task setting and cognitive style of the user. Based on data collected from 120 business school students, we show that preferences for process representation formats vary dependent on application purpose and cognitive styles of the participants. However, users consistently prefer diagrams over other representation formats. Our research informs a broader research agenda on task-specific applications of process modeling. We offer several recommendations for further research in this area.

Publication's profile

Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Requirements Engineering (Springer)
WU-Journal-Rating new INF-A
Language English
Title Exploring cognitive style and task-specific preferences for process representations
Volume 21
Number 1
Year 2016
Page from 63
Page to 85
Reviewed? Y
URL https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs00766-014-0210-2
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00766-014-0210-2

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Figl, Kathrin (Former researcher)
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Recker, Jan (QUT, Australia)
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