This course is an introduction to the approaches used to specify details during the design phase of a systems development life cycle (SDLC). Students explore the discipline of reducing requirements to the structural and functional design of organizational information technology solutions.
Students examine conceptual modeling, design patterns, and application frameworks. Students learn the basics of modeling, design representations, and the use of design tools. Through discussion with their peers, students confer about and debate the different approaches to systems design, security aspects of interfaces, and documentation. Students work toward gaining collaborative and critical-thinking skills through group projects focusing on the specifics of system design, including planning and implementation.