Engineers and Decorators

Engineers use a design process to create new inventions and technology. This design process can be applied to almost any type of design. Here are the steps of the design processes applied to a style of design that is drastically different than engineering.

  • Define the Problem: What are you are trying to solve? Let’s imagine you want to decorate a room.
  • Do Background Research: What is the history of decoration? What types of decoration styles already exist? This is where you dive into the world-wide webs and research your problem.
  • Specify Requirements: Will you be doing the work yourself or hiring a professional interior decorator? What is your budget? What are your time constraints? Think about any other limitations that might need to be addressed.
  • Brainstorm Solutions: What types of decorations do you prefer? What type of decorations do you think your guests will enjoy?
  • Choose the Best Solution: This is a simple step for decorating a room. Pick one of the solutions you brainstormed. There are no wrong answers for this example.
  • Do Development Work: This is going to include buying paint, furniture, or any other materials you will need to decorate.
  • Build a Prototype: Work on a small area of the room first. If you are painting, completely paint one section of the room so you can assess if the design process is going as planned.
  • Test and Redesign: If it didn’t turn out the way you like, now you can redecorate!

 

Source: https://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-fair-projects/engineering-design-process/engineering-design-process-steps

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