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The Design Process

The Design Process


Design Process


Design Process Video


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?