Software Design Discussion Paper
Week 5 Discussion Guidelines
Minimum number of posts required this week is 7 – (marks will be deducted if you post fewer).
To keep the signal to noise ratio down, all posts must add to the meaning of the discussion and not just be a conversation.
Answers must be written concisely; marks will be deducted if you “write a lot, but say nothing”.
A quiz does not count as a post.
BY WEDNESDAY MIDNIGHT (AEST)
You must post an original response to each of the following questions in the Discussion Forum for this week in the appropriate “thread”. Posts in the wrong “thread” will not be marked.
BY SATURDAY MIDNIGHT (AEST)
You should submit at least one reply to the postings of at least one other of your classmates for questions 1, 2 and two for question 3. Each post must add value to the discussion. Please remember that your contribution to each week’s discussion forum is an important item of assessment in the professionalism subject.
As a software developer, you are required to develop programs that can be readily accessed by a wide range of clients.
Discuss ways in which you can design your software and applications for 2 of the following:
Blind or visually impaired clients
Clients with limited or poor hand coordination
Learning programs for children recovering from trauma
Clients who are colour blind
Clients who are hearing impaired
Compare and discuss your answer with at least 1 other classmate.
We have been looking at concepts of Green ICT this week.
Discuss 3 ways in which you (or your organisation), can use ICT to reduce your carbon footprint, and contribute to Green ICT.
Compare your response to at least 1 other classmate.
Which of the following are projects, and which are processes? Explain your answer
Building a computer, on a production line of identical computers
Building a house, as one of a series of identical houses all over Australia
Upgrading a computer from Windows 7 to Windows 10
Upgrading all 120 computers from Windows 7 to Windows 10
Compare them with those of at least 2 other classmates.
Remember marks are awarded on your work as follows:
0 marks if there has been no reading of seminar and module overview as applicable in the week.
1 mark if reading of the seminar/module overview as applicable, has happened
2 marks if seminar/module reading has occurred and there is some quality work but it is not of sufficient quantity and/or timeliness
3 marks if above conditions are met and it has appropriate references to support the argument and discussion
4 marks if all the requirements in 1,2 &3 above are present and the work demonstrates a high quality of engagement and thought.