Iterative Design Process

The design process is an iterative one. I will tell you one thing which can go wrong with it if you are not in the laboratory. In my terms design consists of:

  • Flowchart until you think you understand the problem.
  • Write code until you realize that you don’t.
  • Go back and re-do the flowchart.
  • Write some more code and iterate to what you feel is the correct solution.

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— Hollis A Kinslow, Software Engineering - Report of a Conference Sponsored by the NATO Science Committee