Mar 2011

So I'm a Software Designer Now

by Steve Wortham
I've been digging through stuff, packing, and preparing for my move and I just found an old year book from Elementary School. I came across a page that I had filled out in the year book, answering a number of questions. And it turns out that I wanted to be a Software Designer even back in the 6th grade.

I didn't realize that I had it all figured out at such a young age. In fact, I don't know how to best describe what I do today. The ubiquitous title, "Software Developer" isn't bad. But now that I am truly on my own I'm responsible for the planning, design, and development of my products from start to finish. As such I've been concentrating on improving in disciplines outside of just programming. So now I'm liking the title I came up with in 6th grade, "Software Designer."
Software design is a process of problem-solving and planning for a software solution.