What is requirements?
Requirements are descriptions of how the proposed system should behave, appear or perform.
Where do requirements come from?
Stakeholders through interviews, observations, document analysis, evaluation, prototyping and task analysis.
Example ( part of Interaction Design module)
Below is a full list of our requirements:
|1||All desired content types available in one place||Current issue in community is different platform for every content type (eg. video on Youtube, text on Developer/Discussion Forums, fan art on Instagram)||User Research|
|2||Support uploading and viewing of many formats||As above||User Research|
|3||Content organized by game||Gamers seek out content related to the game (and sub-community) they identify with due to shared goals||User Research|
|4||Anonymous||Being that content is public, it’s important to protect the identity of the contributor/reviewer||User Research|
|5||Incentivize contributors||The platform relies on contributions of the community to operate||User Research|
|6||Recognize top contributors||Users need to feel valued for being active members of the platform||User Research|
|7||Compatible with all major gaming platforms including console, PC and mobile||Make information easier to access by making it available on the gaming device itself||User Research|
|8||Unbiased reviewing system||Problem with biased game reviews within community causes lack of trust||User Research|
|9||Manage database of games||If users were to generate game descriptions themselves it would result in duplicates and inaccurate information||Developers|
|10||Quick process to check reviews (efficiency)||Encourage use; interviewee suggested “bitesize” reviews best.||User Research/Interaction Design Principles|
|11||Quick process to add reviews (efficiency)||Encourage contributors||User Research/Interaction Design Principles|
|12||Filter by platform||Many users only play games on one type of gaming device||User Research|
|13||Build sense of community||Gaming community relies heavily on word of mouth||User Research|
|14||Communication with developers||Users expressed a way to communicate directly with developers would be very beneficial to them||User Research|
|15||Channel for gamers to talk to each other||Social media was found to be the #1 way gamers communicated with one another||User Research|
|16||Recommended games/sections||Help users discover new games/features to increase interest and engagement||Developers|
|17||Data storage and management||Due to large amount of data, a system for storage and archiving equip for growth will need to be developed||Developers|
|18||Keyboard||Users require the ability to enter original text-based content and comments||Developers|
|19||Navigation||As people will be accessing this software on a variety of devices, navigation should be suited to each device||User Research, Developers|
|20||Responsive design||Users will access platform from a variety of devices||Interaction Design Principles|