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The Software Design Document (SDD) is a comprehensive software design model consisting of four distinct but interrelated activities: data design, architectural design, interface design, and procedural design.
» The document should reflect the size and complexity of every part of the software. It should also mention factors that may affect the duration of the coding phase, such as the use of new technologies, languages, tools or environments, or the requirement for a special skill set, etc.
describes structures that reside within the software. Attributes and relationships between data objects dictate the choice of data structures.
uses information flow characteristics, and maps them into the program structure. Transformation mapping method is applied to exhibit distinct boundaries between incoming and outgoing data. The Data Flow diagrams allocate control input, processing, and output along three separate modules.
describes internal and external program interfaces as well as the design of human interface. Internal and external interface design are based on the information obtained from the analysis model.
describes structured programming concepts using graphical, tabular, and textual notations. These design mediums enable the designer to represent procedural detail that facilitates translation to code. This blueprint for implementation forms the basis for all subsequent software engineering work.
1.4 Reference Material
1.5 Definitions and Acronyms
2. SYSTEM OVERVIEW
3. SYSTEM ARCHITECTURE
3.1 Architectural Design
3.2 Decomposition Description
3.3 Design Rationale
4. DATA DESIGN
4.1 Data Description
4.2 Data Dictionary
5. COMPONENT DESIGN
6. HUMAN INTERFACE DESIGN
6.1 Overview of User Interface
6.2 Screen Images
6.3 Screen Objects and Actions
7. REQUIREMENTS MATRIX