2009 年 29 巻 4 号 p. 12-23
Information Systems (IS) analysis/design using the technique of DFD (Data Flow Diagramming) has been considered as ill-structured, complex task that requires high-order thinking skill. Just learning and acquiring the basic notation and general step-by-step description is not enough to analysis/design the business process and IS adequately. Firstly, the paper clarifies why the previous approach of analysis/design education using DFD has some limitations and problems. Secondly, why RP (Role Playing) is useful to making sense of the real world is discussed. Through a case study, we then examine the usefulness of complementary and situated learning approach by DFD and RP in order to conquer some limitations and problems. Lastly, based on above discussion, we try to argue the significance of using UML(Unified Modeling Language), which is recently remarkable in IS design practice and education.