ADISSA: Architectural Design of Information Systems based on Structured Analysis

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ADISSA is a methodology for Architectural Design of Information Systems and Software, based on Structured Analysis. The architectural design includes: 1. (a) design of a tree-structured menu system, which interfaces between the users and the system-viewed as the "external architecture" of the system; and 2. (b) design of the transactions of the system, composed of various functions which are activated in response to user needs and various events in the universe of discourse-viewed as the "internal architecture" of the system. The menu tree and the transactions are tied up with the other major components of the system architecture: the inputs and outputs, and the database. ADISSA methodology is fully compatible and consistent with Structured Analysis, and therefore the stages of system analysis and design are integrated into one complete process.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)193-210
Number of pages18
JournalInformation Systems
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1988


  • Architectural design
  • data flow diagram
  • development methods
  • software engineering
  • structured analysis and design
  • transactions
  • user interface

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Information Systems
  • Hardware and Architecture


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