1.1 Introduction to a Design Process flashcards |

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an evaluation technique that requires analyzing benefits and risks in order to ensure that the desired positives outcomes outweigh the negative constriants


a spontaneous group discussion to produce ideas


a person using the services of a professional person or organization


a limit to a design process, such as appearance,funding, space,materials, and human capabilities


an iterative process that produces plans by which resources are converted into products or systems to meet human needs

design brief

a written plan that identifies the problem to be solved, its criteria, and its constriants. It is used to encourage thinking about all aspects of the problem before attempting a solution

design process

a systematic problem-solving strategy, with criteria and constriants used to develop many possible solutions to solve a problem


a person who designs a variety of things, usually implies the creation of drawings to organize thier work


a person who is trained in and use technological and scientific knowledge to solve practical problems

engineer's notebook

a record of design ideas generated in the course of an engineer's employment


a gradual development


an improvement in an existing technological product, system, or method of doing something


a product, system, or process that has never existed before


a procedure or process that repeatedly executes a series of operations until some condition is satisfied

problem identification

a recognition of an unwelcome or harmful matter needing to be dealt with


human activities used to create, invent, design, transform, and use products or systems


a tangible artifact produced by means of either human or mechanical work, or by a biological or chemical process


a systematic study of materials and sources in order to establish facts and reach conclusions


forming or following a logical order or sequence


a method or process for solving a problem


a required or agreed level of quality or level of attainment

target consumer

a person or group for which the product or service design efforts are intended

time line chart

one axis line used to display past and/or future events in the order that they occurred for purposes of analysis or communication

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