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Reflections on the role of design in software development

Penha, Alice Demaria Silva; Santos, Flávio Anthero Nunes Vianna dos;

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Several funding agencies of the Brazilian economy disclose the importance and benefits of the design. However, very few studies have explored the role of the designer within the company and the perception of entrepreneurs related to this type of investment. This article aims to investigate how software development companies in Florianópolis/SC perceive the influence of design on usability of their products. To investigate this question, we used the approach of Grounded Theory, in which the researcher conducts a qualitative research through data collection, coding and categorization. The analysis results may suggest that (1) the process of elicitation requirements could be enhanced with the use of practical design (2) designers and programmers have diverse backgrounds, causing difficulties in communication between professionals, (3) the function designer''s perception of the companies participating in this study, is strongly related to aesthetic issue and marketing of the product, and (4) the design hardly integrates with team procedures in an oblivious process to the enterprises.

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Palavras-chave: design, engenharia de usabilidade, fatores humanos, desenvolvimento de software., design,

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DOI: 10.5151/designpro-CIDI-107

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Penha, Alice Demaria Silva; Santos, Flávio Anthero Nunes Vianna dos; "Reflections on the role of design in software development", p. 1140-1145 . In: In Coutinho, Solange G.; Moura, Monica; Campello, Silvio Barreto; Cadena, Renata A.; Almeida, Swanne (orgs.). Proceedings of the 6th Information Design International Conference, 5th InfoDesign, 6th CONGIC [= Blucher Design Proceedings, num.2, vol.1]. São Paulo: Blucher, 2014.
ISSN 2318-6968, ISBN: 978-85-212-0824-2
DOI 10.5151/designpro-CIDI-107

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