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Visual Models for Software Requirements by Joy Beatty and Anthony Chen

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Chapter 10. Use Case

I recently had a meeting with my architect, who is helping me build a new beach house. The conversation I had with the architect went like this:

Architect: How do you see yourself using the beach house beyond the usual house uses?

Me:Well, after a day at the beach, I’m worried about tracking sand in the house.

Architect: Well, let’s say you are at the beach carrying your beach umbrellas, coolers, towels, and bags. You call it a day, so you walk over the dunes carrying all your stuff. You walk around to the front of the house, open the garage with a keypad, and then drop all your stuff in the garage.

Me: Well…it would be nice if we didn’t have to walk around to the front of the house.

Architect: OK, so we put a door in the back ...

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