## Crynodeb

We expand upon previous research that looked at the question: "Can graduating students design software systems?" Specifically we want to examine students' understanding of the phenomenon "produce a design." What does this instruction mean to them? In order to investigate student understandings, we examined their designs using a phenomenographic approach.

Our outcome space includes six understandings: (0) the design a layman might produce; (1) a design with some formal notation; (2) a design that uses formal notations to express the static relationships among the parts; (3) a design that uses formal notation to express sequential (dynamic) information, but does not relate that to the static system parts; (4) a design that includes and relates multiple artifacts, both static and dynamic; and (5) a design that relaxes the notations and includes only essential artifacts. The last understanding was found only in our expert's design, and we do not expect it from undergraduates.

Our outcome space includes six understandings: (0) the design a layman might produce; (1) a design with some formal notation; (2) a design that uses formal notations to express the static relationships among the parts; (3) a design that uses formal notation to express sequential (dynamic) information, but does not relate that to the static system parts; (4) a design that includes and relates multiple artifacts, both static and dynamic; and (5) a design that relaxes the notations and includes only essential artifacts. The last understanding was found only in our expert's design, and we do not expect it from undergraduates.

Iaith wreiddiol | Saesneg |
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Teitl | Proceedings of the tenth annual conference on International computing education research |

Cyhoeddwr | Association for Computing Machinery |

Tudalennau | 91-98 |

Nifer y tudalennau | 8 |

ISBN (Argraffiad) | 978-1-4503-2755-8 |

Dynodwyr Gwrthrych Digidol (DOIs) | |

Statws | Cyhoeddwyd - 2014 |

Digwyddiad | ICER '14 - Glasgow, Teyrnas Unedig Prydain Fawr a Gogledd Iwerddon Hyd: 08 Gorff 2014 → … |

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Cynhadledd | ICER '14 |
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Gwlad/Tiriogaeth | Teyrnas Unedig Prydain Fawr a Gogledd Iwerddon |

Dinas | Glasgow |

Cyfnod | 08 Gorff 2014 → … |