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Enriching the Design and Prototyping Loop: A Set of Tools to Support the Creation of Activity-Based Pervasive Applications

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Executive Summary

This paper proposes a complete approach to support the modelling, testing and proto-typing of pervasive applications. It describes a set of tools aimed at supporting designers in the conceptualisation of their application and in the software development stage, and proposes a method for checking the validity of their design. For each step of the development life-cycle (design, prototyping and evaluation), the authors position the proposed approach with respect to related tools and methods. They also present a pervasive application implemented and evaluated using the proposed approach and tools, which facilitates further discussion of the benefits and disadvantages of using the proposed framework.

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