I was wondering about the distinction between the computing innovation’s intended purpose and function.
So, for example if picking a smart device for a computing innovation, the student should write that its intended function is how it works ( describe the process) and its purpose is what it actually does for people.
Is this a good explanation of this distinction? Does anybody have an example beyond the theoretical explanations?
It seems to me that students are expected to produce a computational innovation that consists of both hardware and software, not just software. For example, you can easily find out how a certain device works by breaking it down to the parts that make it. But it would be much harder to explain how, for example, Netflix technically works.