Journal of Computer Science

Crowdsourced Software Design Platforms: Critical Assessment

Reem Aliady and Sultan Alyahya

DOI : 10.3844/jcssp.2018.546.561

Journal of Computer Science

Volume 14, Issue 4

Pages 546-561


There is a great interest towards the use of crowdsourcing into software development activities including: Requirements engineering, implementation, testing, evaluation and the focus of this research, design. Software design is one of the least explored activities within the concept of crowdsourcing. Therefore, this research provides a comprehensive coverage on the current state-of-the-art in the use of crowdsourcing in software design. It analyzes the current existing major crowdsourced software design platforms and discusses their workflows. The analysis results in identifying a set of limitations in the current platforms and improvements are proposed to overcome those limitations. Both findings of this research including (limitations and improvements) are validated by creating and distributing a questionnaire to software practitioners to justify the need to overcome those limitations through the proposed improvements.


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