Investigation of design as the next step in software product evolution : an analysis of added values

Dino, Ekin
Software products are tools that find more uses in the society every day, both professionally and in daily lives of members of the society. This thesis focuses on the problems and possibilities related to current software products. By analysis of the problems and current issues in the software field, possible contribution of a design-oriented approach to software products is explored. The thesis is supported by a study in the form of a semi-structured observation.


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E. Dino, “Investigation of design as the next step in software product evolution : an analysis of added values,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2005.