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On the Usage of Labels and Icons in Business Process Modeling

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On the Usage of Labels and Icons in Business Process Modeling
The value of business process models is dependent not only on the choice of graphical elements in the model, but also on their annotation with additional textual and graphical information. This research discusses the use of text and icons for labeling the graphical constructs in a process model. We use two established verb classification schemes to examine the choice of activity labels in process modeling practice. Based on our findings, we synthesize a set of twenty-five activity label categories. We propose a systematic approach for graphically representing these label categories through the use of graphical icons, such that the resulting process models are easier and more readily understandable by end users. Our findings contribute to an ongoing stream of research investigating the practice of process modeling and thereby contribute to the body of knowledge about conceptual modeling quality overall.
Jan Mendling, Jan Recker, Hajo A. Reijers
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Type Journal
Year 2010
Where IJISMD
Authors Jan Mendling, Jan Recker, Hajo A. Reijers
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