S/W Design and Architecture

Is Design Dead?


During this activity:

This activity helps the student develop the following skills, values and attitudes: proficiency in English, critical thinking, and a vision of the international context.

Activity Description

Individually, read the article Is Design Dead? by Martin Fowler (May, 2004). Afterwards, publish a blog entry as stated below.


In your course blog, publish an original blog entry of at least 300 words in English. Your entry may consist of a comment, opinion or critique about the reading. Alternatively, your entry may rebut or support any of your classmates’ entries. In this case, you should always be respectful and include an adequate line of reasoning that justifies your assertions. If you happen to consult other sources (books, digital library, Internet, magazines, etc.) you should state the complete reference.

Due date is Sunday, February 10.

Note: Questions regarding this reading might be included on the next weekly quiz.


This activity will be evaluated using the following criteria:

100 The blog entry meets all the requirements.
-10 The blog entry contains three or more grammar or spelling errors.
-30 The blog entry was published or shared after the due date.
-30 The blog entry cited some resource, but the corresponding reference was not included.
-50 The blog entry consists of less than 300 words.
-99 The blog entry is not in English.
-99 The blog entry was plagiarized in whole or in part.