Software Design

Posted By on April 29, 2016


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Architectural Design in Software Design
Design Considerations of a Software Design

The result of the software requirements analysis (SRA) usually is a specification. The design helps us turning this specification into a working system. As we have seen there are different kinds of software designs, the IEEE Std 610.12-1990 Standard Glossary of Software Engineering Terminology defines the following distinctions:

  • Architectural Design: the process of defining a collection of hardware and software components and their interfaces to establish the framework for the development of a computer system.
  • Detailed Design: the process of refining and expanding the preliminary design of a system or component to the extent that the design is sufficiently complete to begin implementation.
  • Functional Design: the process of defining the working relationships among the components of a system.
  • Preliminary Design: the process of analyzing design alternatives and defining the architecture, components, interfaces, and timing/sizing estimates for a system or components.

Hence software design includes architectural views, but also low-level component and algorithm implementation issues. Depending on the type, a software design may be platform-independent or platform-specific.

Architectural Design in Software Design
Design Considerations of a Software Design

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