Highlighting the role of Requirement Engineering and User Experience Design in Product Development Life Cycle

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Ambreen Nazir 1,* Ayesha Raana 1 Nadeem Majeed 1

1. Department of Software Engineering, University of Engineering and Technology, Taxila, Pakistan

* Corresponding author.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5815/ijmecs.2014.01.04

Received: 16 Oct. 2013 / Revised: 26 Nov. 2013 / Accepted: 20 Dec. 2013 / Published: 8 Jan. 2014

Index Terms

Challenges, (Product Development Life Cycle) PDLC, (Requirement Engineering) RE, (User Experience Design) UED


Product Development Life Cycle (PDLC) has been evolving from last decade from side to side unremitting progression of finest practices, process models and advance life cycles. Already present development models like rational unified process, waterfall model and spiral model have facilitated the people, who are being practicing the new models, to incalculably make their products better on the competence and effectiveness. Nevertheless, there is a need to quantify the product quality with the factors that are away from any traditional criterion like maintainability, reliability and the rest. Accomplishing a product that is technically strong only contributes a little part in sensational product market situation, but to what extent the product fulfills the major needs of the users reveals the real success of the product. Requirement Engineering (RE) and User Experience Design (UED) together make available the comprehended user requirements to product development team for successful implementation of product and further help the development team to resolve any problem that takes place. The paper emphasizes on the role of RE and UED during PDLC and discusses the challenges that comes out after coalition of RE and UED in product development. In the closing section some points are listed for determining these challenges.

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Ambreen Nazir, Ayesha Raana, Nadeem Majeed, "Highlighting the role of Requirement Engineering and User Experience Design in Product Development Life Cycle", International Journal of Modern Education and Computer Science (IJMECS), vol.6, no.1, pp. 34-40, 2014. DOI:10.5815/ijmecs.2014.01.04


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