Creativity Techniques for More Creative Requirements: Theory vs. Practice
Paper i proceeding, 2015

Requirements engineering was initially regarded as a front-end activity to form a basis for the coming activities of software development, which can be achieved by gathering and producing unambiguous and consistent requirements. However, in recent years, requirements engineering has been recognized as a creative process. A systematic literature review followed by an online questionnaire with practitioners were employed to identify a comprehensive overview of existing empirical evidence using creativity techniques in the requirements engineering process. The results show a limited range of applied creativity techniques with insufficient empirical evidence to adequately evaluate if the techniques create more creative requirements. The contribution of this study is threefold: First, it compares which creativity techniques have been empirically evaluated in literature. Second, it compares the identified creativity techniques. Third, it includes an examination of which creativity techniques are used in industry.


Richard Berntsson Svensson

Göteborgs universitet

Maryam Taghavianfar

Student vid Chalmers

Lucas Gren

Göteborgs universitet

EUROMICRO Conference on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications (SEAA 2015), August 26-28

Vol. 41 104-111
978-1-4673-7585-6 (ISBN)


Data- och informationsvetenskap






Mer information

Senast uppdaterat