Engineering Design Resolution & Design Principles. Objectives. To distinguish architectural and detailed design To catalog the contents of architectural and detailed design specifications To present acronyms for design specifications To present engineering design principles
Architectural design is the activity of specifying a program’s major parts; their responsibilities, properties, and interfaces; and the relationships and interactions among them.
Detailed design is the activity of specifying the internal elements of all major program parts; their structure, relationships, and processing; and often their algorithms and data structures.
Design principles are statements about what makes a design better.
A modular program is composed of well-defined, conceptually simple, and independent units that communicate through well-defined interfaces.
- Lines of code
A module is a program unit with parts.