Wisdom is a new software engineering method addressing the specific needs of small teams that develop and maintain interactive systems. Because Wisdom defines a process, notation, and project philosophy, it can smoothly be applied in small companies leveraging on their communication, speed, and flexibility.
The UML is recognized to be the dominant diagrammatic model-ing language in the software industry. However, it's support for building interactive systems is still acknowledged to be insufficient. There is a common misconception that the same models developed to support the design of the application internals are also adequate to support interaction design,… (More)
The UML is recognized to be the dominant diagrammatic model-ing language in the software industry. However, it's support for building interactive systems is still acknowledged to be insufficient. In this paper we discuss and identify the major problems using the UML framework for interactive system development, specifically, in what concerns the… (More)
The profit resulting from customer relationship is essential to ensure companies viability, so an improvement in customer retention is crucial for competitiveness. As such, companies have recognized the importance of customer centered strategies and consequently customer relationship management (CRM) is often at the core of their strategic plans. In this… (More)
A good relationship between companies and customers is a crucial factor of competitiveness. Market seg-mentation is a key issue for companies to develop and maintain loyal relationships with customers as well as to promote the increase of company sales. This paper proposes a method for market segmentation in retailing based on customers' lifestyle,… (More)
Mobile payments still remain essentially an emerging technology, seeking to fill the gap between the envisioned potential and widespread usage. In this paper, we present an integrated mobile service solution based on the near field communication (NFC) protocol that was developed under a research project called MobiPag. The most distinctive characteristic of… (More)