Chapter 2. The Process of Design. Design Process. The 12-Step Design Process is:. Define the Problem Brainstorming Researching and Generating Ideas Identifying Criteria and Specifying Constraints Exploring Possibilities Selecting an Approach Developing a Design Proposal
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The Process of Design
The 12-Step Design Process is:
Define the Problem
Researching and Generating Ideas
Identifying Criteria and Specifying Constraints
Selecting an Approach
Developing a Design Proposal
Making a Model or Prototype
Testing and Evaluating
Creating or Making
Communicating Process and Results
At this phase of the project, the problem is identified and defined.
Discussion of problem:
Each team member contributes his or her unique ideas in order to generate solutions to the problem.
Lithium ion polymer batteries
Used to discover prior implemented solutions to particular design problems.
Currently, the Hubble space telescope is using nickel-hydrogen batteries.
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Detail what you intend to do and the imposed limitations.
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Exploring all possible solutions. (This phase requires attention to detail.)
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Create a clear documented description of the design.
Background: During Hubble’s sunlight (or day) orbit, the solar array panels provide power to the electrical components and charge the batteries. This supplies enough power to support Hubble during its night orbit.
With the design proposal completed, a model or prototype of the solution is constructed.
The model or prototype is tested to determine how well the design meets the criteria set earlier in the project.
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Any problems and/or concerns indicated in the testing phase are addressed in the refining phase.
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At this point in the process, the design is sent to production.
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At this point in the process, the final documentation is prepared.