structured design

What is structured design?

structured design meaning (IEEE) Any disciplined approach to software design that adheres to specified rules based on principles such as modularity, top-down design, and stepwise refinement of data, system structure, and processing steps. See: data structure centered design, input-processing-output, modular decomposition, object oriented design, rapid prototyping, stepwise refinement, structured programming, transaction analysis, transform analysis, graphical software specification/design documents, modular software, software engineering.

 

reference: U.S . Food & Drug – Glossary of Computer System Software Development Terminology (8/95)

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