PLEC, A Participative Process for GUI Prototyping


  • Javier J. Gutiérrez Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Informá tica, Sevilla, Spain
  • Carlos Arévalo Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Informá tica, Sevilla, Spain
  • David Lizcano School of Computer Science, Universidad a Distancia de Madrid, UDIMA, Madrid, Spain


GUI, prototyping, team work


GUI is one of the key aspect of an information system from the point of view of customers and users. This paper introduces PLEC, a participative process for designing GUI interfaces with the collaboration of the final users and stakeholders. Participants do not need technical knowledge of GUI prototype. A case study has been developed and carried out to verify if PLEC process is feasible.


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Author Biographies

Javier J. Gutiérrez, Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Informá tica, Sevilla, Spain

Javier J. Gutiérrez received his B.S. degree in Computer Science from University of Sevilla, Spain, in 2001. Since April 2003 he has been teaching and researching in the same University. He received the Ph.D. in Languages and Computer Science in 2011. He is currently researching about testing and model driven development. His research interests include combining techniques and tools with formal methods and improving agile solutions.

Carlos Arévalo, Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Informá tica, Sevilla, Spain

Carlos Arévalo PhD and MEng in Industrial Engineer at the University of Seville. He is a lecturer at the Department of Languages and Information Systems of the University of Seville. He has more than thirty years of experience in large software projects with private and public companies, as developer, analyst and senior consultant. He has worked in complex projects with tailor-made and ERP systems. His research areas include databases, software engineering and business process modeling. My research work concerns to reverse engineering Legacy Information Systems. It covers approaches to include time and resource perspectives in business processes.

David Lizcano, School of Computer Science, Universidad a Distancia de Madrid, UDIMA, Madrid, Spain

David Lizcano holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science (2010) and a M.Sc. in Research in Complex Software Development (2008) from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, UP. He is Professor at Madrid Open University, UDIMA. He held a research grant from the European Social Fund, and was involved in several national and European-funded projects relating to service-oriented architectures, programming paradigms, software engineering, human-computer interaction and end-user development. He has published his research in more than 30 high-ranking JCR-indexed journals.


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