188.934 From Design to Software 1

2018W, PR, 4.0h, 6.0EC


  • Semester hours: 4.0
  • Credits: 6.0
  • Type: PR Project

Aim of course

Experience with multimedia tools. Implementation of a well-known software design.

Subject of course

The goal of this course is to implement a software prototype. Students are required to create a concept and design according to the user group they have chosen. Afterwards, the implementation of the prototype with suitable technologies will take place followed by an evaluation of the prototype. The next step is the creation of an end report including improvements of implementation and usability. The course concludes with the presentation of the prototype.

See topics at https://www.ims.tuwien.ac.at/topics (generally).

General information on the topics provided by Margrit Gelautz can be found at https://www.ims.tuwien.ac.at/people/margrit-gelautz/projects.If you are interested in a related topic, please send an email to the supervisor.

NEW: See topics of Horst Eidenberger at http://www.ifs.tuwien.ac.at/eidenberger/index.html#tasks

For general information and further steps, please contact your supervisor.

Additional information

The overall amount of 6 ECTS may be split up as follows (example):

  2 h Selection Topic
 40 h Create concept and design
 80 h Implementation
 15 h Evaluation
 13 h Finish (Presentation, final report)
150 h Total (6.0 ECTS)




Examination modalities

  • Implemented software
  • Final report

Course registration

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17.09.2018 00:00 02.02.2019 23:59 02.02.2019 23:59


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Interesting book:

Frederick P. Brooks, The Design of Design: Essays from a Computer Scientist, Addison-Wesley, 2010, 978-0201362985.

Previous knowledge

Good knowledge in software design and software implementation in one popular programming language (Java, C++, C#, etc.).


if required in English