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Graduate students
Adriana Meza Soria
Elahe Paikari
Course Title
Informatics 121
Software Design I
Fall 2014

André van der Hoek
Office: DBH 5038
Phone: +1 949-824-6326
Office hours: 9-10, Thursdays

Teaching Assistants
Matías Giorgio
Office hours: Monday, 11:00-12:00, DBH 5209

Ankita Raturi
Office hours: Thursday, 15:00-16:00, CalIT2 2006

Mengyao Zhao
Office hours: Wednesday, 10:00-11:00, ICS1 414

Location: SSH 100
Lecture day and time: Tuesday and Thursday, 12:30-13:50
Discussion day and time: Friday, 11:00-11:50 or 12:00-12:50 or 13:00-13:50 (note: in SE2 1304)

Catalogue Description
121 Software Design I (4). Introduction to application design: designing the overall functionality of a software application. Topics include general design theory, software design theory, and software architecture. Includes practice in designing and case studies of existing designs. Prerequisites: Informatics 45 or ICS 23/CSE23 or ICS 33/CSE43, with a grade of C or better and upper-division standing.

All students enrolled in the course will earn a letter grade based upon: (a) readings, (b) course projects, (c) midterm, (d) final

Grade distribution will be as follows (adjusted by group attendance and participation as need be):

  • Projects: 60%
  • Midterm: 15%
  • Final: 25%

Course Mailing List
To send mail: 37050-f14@classes.uci.edu
To view the archive: https://eee.uci.edu/classmail/f14/37050/

Students with Disabilities
Any student who feels he or she may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact me privately to discuss his or her specific needs. Also contact the Disability Services Center at (949) 824-7494 as soon as possible to better ensure that such accommodations are implemented in a timely fashion.

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Week Date Topic Slides Assignments
1 October 2 No class - André keynote at CBSOFT 2014
2 October 7 Defining design Lecture 1
October 9 Defining design Lecture 2
3 October 14 Defining design Lecture 3 Design studio 1 out (see slides)
October 16 Design failure Lecture 4
4 October 21 Design failure Lecture 5
October 23 Design methods Lecture 6
5 October 28 Design methods Lecture 7
October 30 Design methods Lecture 8
6 November 4 Design methods Lecture 9
November 6 Midterm
7 November 11 No class - Veterans Day
November 13 Design notations Lecture 10
8 November 18 Design methods Lecture 11 Design studio 2 due
November 20 Class cancelled
9 November 25 Design methods Lecture 12
November 27 No class - Thanksgiving
10 December 2 Design methods Lecture 13
December 4 Design methods Lecture 14
11 December 9 Wrap up Lecture 15
December 11 No class - André ICSE 2015 Program Committee meeting
Finals week December 19, 10:30 - 12:30 Final
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