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Software Designers in Action

A Human-Centric Look at Design Work, 1st Edition

Edited by Marian Petre, Andre Van Der Hoek

Chapman and Hall/CRC

452 pages

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Software Designers in Action: A Human-Centric Look at Design Work examines how developers actually perform software design in their day-to-day work. The book offers a comprehensive look at early software design, exploring the work of professional designers from a range of different viewpoints. Divided into four sections, it discusses various theoretical examinations of the nature of software design and particular design problems, critically assesses the processes and practices that designers follow, presents in-depth accounts of key supporting elements of design, and explores the role of human interaction in software design.

With highly interdisciplinary contributions that together provide a unique perspective on software development, this book helps readers understand how software design is performed today and encourages the current community of researchers to push the field forward.

Table of Contents

Design in Theory. The Process of Design. Elements of Design. Human Interaction in Design. Appendices. Index.

About the Editors

André van der Hoek, Marian Petre

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COMPUTERS / Programming / Games
COMPUTERS / Software Development & Engineering / General
COMPUTERS / Social Aspects / Human-Computer Interaction
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Health & Safety