• The Design Process

    Design Process

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    Define the problem.

    • What is the problem?
    • What information do I need to solve the problem?
    • What are the requirements or restrictions?



    Brainstorm many different ways to solve a problem.

    • Brainstorm multiple solutions.
    • Create sketches of your ideas.



    Build a model of your best solution.

    • Choose your best possible solution and create a detailed drawing.
    • Build a model following your best idea’s detailed drawing.
    • Make sure the model fits the requirements and restrictions.



    Test the model to see how well it solves the problem.

    • Use your requirements and restrictions as evaluation criteria.
    • If the model needs changes, iterate until you have a solution that best solves the problem.




    Share your design and the results of your testing.

    • Show how your model solves or didn’t solve the problem.
    • Describe how the model works.
    • Ask how could my model be improved?