Software Designers in Action

Marian Petre; Andre Van Der Hoek


"This is an important book for anyone wishing to research or improve the process of collaboratively designing software or other artifacts. It makes it clear how complex the process can be, even for fairly well-posed design problems. It also shows how many ways the process can be executed and analyzed, and how complex the analyses can be. For researchers and process improvers needing to test their ideas on design, it provides detailed case studies that can be used as test cases. And it brings together references on a wide variety of the major studies of software design and design in general."
—Barry Boehm, TRW Professor of Software Engineering and Director Emeritus, Center for Software Engineering, University of Southern California

"As professional developers of software-intensive systems, we seek to craft artifacts that are useful, yet by their very nature, are also fiercely complex. Beauty and elegance of design are the elements we employ to balance that complexity. This book brilliantly attends to the landscape of how we may best design such systems."
—Grady Booch, Fellow, IBM Research

"… an important contribution to design research and lays broader foundations for further research for many years to come."
—From the Foreword by Nigel Cross, Emeritus Professor of Design Studies, The Open University

Type of Publication: Book
Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Chapman and Hall/CRC
Pages: 452
TitleSoftware Designers in Action
Publication TypeBook
AuthorsPetre, M, Van Der Hoek, A