"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."
"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."
"… an important contribution to design research and lays broader foundations for further research for many years to come."
Type of Publication: Book
Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Chapman and Hall/CRC