Context and motivation
] The clustering of system requirements groups together related requirements. In a concept paper, we had previously proposed a requirements clustering approach for the purpose of modularizing software. [
] In this short paper, we describe a preliminary study to explore the answer to the posed question: whether or not requirements clustering leads to modular design as measured by design goodness criteria. [
] The study assesses the modularity of software designs developed by independent groups given the same requirements. These are then compared against the expected design resultant from implementing the requirements cluster. [
] The study results are encouraging and it warrants further investigation.