An Empirical Investigation of the Intuitiveness of Process Landscape Designs

The presentation of our common paper, entitled “An Empirical Investigation of the Intuitiveness of Process Landscape Designs”, which will be presented at Business Process Modeling, Development, and Support (BPMDS) conference in conjunction with CAISE’20 is prepared and available on SlideShare. Due to current circumstances, BPMDS event will be held online on Zoom, 8-9 June, 2020.

Abstract of the paper

Process landscapes define the scope and relationships between an organization’s business processes and are therefore essential for their management. However, in contrast to business process diagrams, where nowadays BPMN prevails, process landscape diagrams lack standardization, which results in numerous process landscape designs. Accordingly, our goal was to investigate how intuitive are current landscape designs to users with low expertise, as well as users having expertise in BPMN and landscape modeling. A total of 302 subjects participated in the research showing that previous expertise impacts the interpretation of landscape elements and designs whereas, in the case of having contextual information, subjects responded more consistently. The results also show that the basic relationships between processes are intuitive to users, also in the case when only proximity between shapes is facilitated. Our findings may imply future designs of languages for process landscapes. They also may be useful for those who actually model process landscape diagrams and search for suitable notations.

Video presentation

Due to current circumstances, BPMDS event will be held online on Zoom, 8-9 June, 2020. For those, not able to participate the online event, a video presentation was prepared for the first time and is available on Youtube.

Video presentation

Coauthors of the paper

I want to express gratefulness to the coauthors of the paper Mateja Kocbek Bule, Pavlo Brin, Lucineia Heloisa Thom, and Encarna Sosa. Looking forward to common future projects.

Useful links

Reference the paper as:

Polančič G., Brin P., Heloisa Thom L., Sosa E., Kocbek Bule M. (2020) An Empirical Investigation of the Intuitiveness of Process Landscape Designs. In: Nurcan S., Reinhartz-Berger I., Soffer P., Zdravkovic J. (eds) Enterprise, Business-Process and Information Systems Modeling. BPMDS 2020, EMMSAD 2020. Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing, vol 387. Springer, Cham

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