Month: September 2019

The Rationale Paradox

Since rationale is so essential for project success, one would expect it to be highly regarded and captured carefully. However, that is seldom the case, as Chap. 1 states in some detail and with reference to the literature. Due to …

Rationale Occurs when Decisions are Made

Visions, requirements, and reasons for them first appear in the earliest project phase. Communication in this phase is typically based on informal meetings, slide presentations, and oral discussions. After a while, more formal requirements engineering takes over.

Design decisions are …

Design Symbolic Information Processing

Simon [26] viewed design as symbolic information processing and humans as goal-oriented information processors. He argues that design involves devising courses of action aimed at changing current situations into preferred ones. This broad view of design includes, as Simon states, …

Design Rationale from Evaluations: PMLAV

The third and final case involves another system project from the Marine Corps domain. This project does not involve design per se, but rather an evaluation project in which DR concepts and representational tools have been used as focusing principles …