Design patterns are known as proven solutions to recurring design problems. The role of pattern documentation format is to transfer experience thus making pattern employment a viable technique. This research line proposes a goal-oriented pattern documentation that highlights decision-relevant information. The contribution of this paper is twofold. First, it presents a semi-structural visual notation that visualizes context, forces, alternative solutions and consequences in a compact format. Second, it introduces a systematic reuse process, in which the use of goal-oriented patterns aids the practitioner in selecting and customizing design patterns. An empirical study has been conducted the results of which supports the hypothesis that the goal-oriented format provides benefits for the practitioner. The experiment revealed a trend in which solutions better address requirements when the subjects are equipped with the new pattern documentation.

A goal-oriented approach for representing and using design patterns

Sabatucci, Luca;Susi, Angelo
2015

Abstract

Design patterns are known as proven solutions to recurring design problems. The role of pattern documentation format is to transfer experience thus making pattern employment a viable technique. This research line proposes a goal-oriented pattern documentation that highlights decision-relevant information. The contribution of this paper is twofold. First, it presents a semi-structural visual notation that visualizes context, forces, alternative solutions and consequences in a compact format. Second, it introduces a systematic reuse process, in which the use of goal-oriented patterns aids the practitioner in selecting and customizing design patterns. An empirical study has been conducted the results of which supports the hypothesis that the goal-oriented format provides benefits for the practitioner. The experiment revealed a trend in which solutions better address requirements when the subjects are equipped with the new pattern documentation.
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