188.934 From Design to Software 1

2019W, PR, 4.0h, 6.0EC


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

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to design a project idea and develop it step-by-step into a software prototype with corresponding documentation. The students are able to apply the principles of a user-centered design process and to incorporate intermediate evaluation results into the further development process.

Subject of course

The contents will be agreed upon individually with the supervisor.

Teaching methods

  • Joint development of a concept at the beginning
  • Working in single or small groups
  • Ongoing support through regular meetings
  • Correction of final project report

Mode of examination

Written and oral

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 (documentation, final report)
150 h Total (6.0 ECTS)




Examination modalities

Assessment of the project and final report

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
16.09.2019 00:00 01.02.2020 23:59 01.02.2020 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

Knowledge/interest in software design and implementation in a popular programming language (Java, C++, etc.).


if required in English