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1. clarify objectives
2. establish metrics for objectives
3. identify constraints
4. revise problem statement Conceptual
Design 11. model or analyze design
12. test and evaluate design Figure 2.2, p.25
Dym and Little 5. establish functions
6. establish requirements
7. establish means
8. generate alternatives
9. Refine and apply metrics
10. Choose a design Preliminary
Design 13. refine and optimize design
14. Assign and fix design details Detailed
Design Final Design
& Documentation) Design Communication
15. document design Engineering
Education Why have a “Design Method”?
• Important to have a defined design
procedure to find good solutions.
• Encouraged to proceed through the design
process in a deliberate manner
• Lead to possible solutions more quickly and
• Systematic procedures try to steer the
efforts of designers from unconscious to
conscious and into a purposeful path
• Easier to divide work among designers Increase the probability of developing a successful design,
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This note was uploaded on 01/28/2014 for the course ENGE 1114 taught by Professor Twknott during the Spring '06 term at Virginia Tech.
- Spring '06