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Design Roadmap

A process-based “table of contents” about a generic design process that trades off (1) the needs of developing a good design intervention, (2) the needs of good design pedagogy/andragogy, and (3) the pragmatics of managing a one-semester course in design.

Before starting in with the actual design process for this course, study the design process overview, which describes designing in broad strokes and helps put it into context.

STAGE INPUTS STEPS OUTPUTS
1. problem analysis design brief

See scoping for a general introduction.

  1. form team
  2. conduct a situation scan
  3. establish situated use cases
  4. define personas
  5. develop requirements
  6. prepare a PRS
2016.08.01 19:40 · Fil Salustri
design brief
PRS
2. system design design brief
PRS
  1. identify product system
  2. identify subsystems
  3. prepare a PAS
2016.08.01 19:41 · Fil Salustri
design brief
PRS
PAS
3. concept design design brief
PRS
PAS
  1. perform ideation
  2. prepare PCS: documentation for this stage.
2015.12.21 14:03 · Fil Salustri
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PRS
PAS
PCS
4. detailed design design brief
PRS
PAS
PCS
design brief
PRS
PAS
PCS
DDS

Here is a simple visual overview of the process.

Fig. 1: A simple visual overview of the Design Roadmap.

The problem with this visualization is that is assumes every step is conducted perfectly… but nothing is perfect. Do not think you will go through this process as suggested here. You will make mistakes but you won't notice them right away, and you will have to jump back in the process to revise your work.

design/design_roadmap.txt · Last modified: 2021.07.04 17:59 by Fil Salustri