Chapter 2

Exploring How the Attribute Driven Design Method Is Perceived

Nour Ali1; Carlos Solis2    1 University of Brighton, Brighton, UK2 Amazon, Dublin, Ireland


A method for designing software architecture based on achieving quality attributes is the attribute driven design (ADD) method. This method has not been explored in terms of users’ perception of its usefulness and easiness of use. Our goal is to study the perceptions of software engineers with no or little experience industrially in designing software architecture using the ADD. In this chapter, we describe an empirical study that we conducted on master students to measure their perceptions of the ADD after using it. We performed two experiments, one with students enrolled ...

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