Design Thinking Use in Agile Software Projects: Software Developers’ Perception

Edna Canedo, Ana Pergentino, Angelica Calazans, Frederico Almeida, Pedro Costa, Fernanda Lima

Abstract

Only recently the application of the Design Thinking (DT) in agile development has begun to be researched. Thus, this research aims to analyze information collected from agile software developers concerning their perceptions about applying DT methods and tools in agile development. An online survey was submitted to agile teams from Brazilian software organizations and a total of 59 answers were obtained. Results reveal that the most commonly used techniques during the development process are brainstorming and prototyping. In requirement elicitation, the techniques most used by the practitioners are interviews with users and prototyping. The study concludes that practitioners are already using many DT techniques, tools and methods in software development activities. Furthermore, they acknowledge that DT practice in requirement elicitation could contribute to delivering product quality to the end-user since design thinking techniques could prevent failure to understand requirements prior to implementation.

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in Harvard Style

Canedo E., Pergentino A., Calazans A., Almeida F., Costa P. and Lima F. (2020). Design Thinking Use in Agile Software Projects: Software Developers’ Perception.In Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 2: ICEIS, ISBN 978-989-758-423-7, pages 217-224. DOI: 10.5220/0009387502170224


in Bibtex Style

@conference{iceis20,
author={Edna Canedo and Ana Pergentino and Angelica Calazans and Frederico Almeida and Pedro Costa and Fernanda Lima},
title={Design Thinking Use in Agile Software Projects: Software Developers’ Perception},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 2: ICEIS,},
year={2020},
pages={217-224},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0009387502170224},
isbn={978-989-758-423-7},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 2: ICEIS,
TI - Design Thinking Use in Agile Software Projects: Software Developers’ Perception
SN - 978-989-758-423-7
AU - Canedo E.
AU - Pergentino A.
AU - Calazans A.
AU - Almeida F.
AU - Costa P.
AU - Lima F.
PY - 2020
SP - 217
EP - 224
DO - 10.5220/0009387502170224