The Design Process is an approach for breaking down a project into manageable chunks. Designers and other thinkers use the design process to solve a variety of problems, and use this process to define the steps needed to tackle each project.
- Define the Problem
You can’t find a solution until you have a clear idea of what the problem is.
- Collect Information
Collect sketches, take photographs and gather data to start giving you inspiration.
- Brainstorm and Analyze Ideas
Begin to sketch, make, and study so you can start to understand how all the data and information you’ve collected may impact your design.
- Develop Solutions
Take your preliminary ideas and form multiple small-scale design solutions.
- Gather Feedback
Present your ideas to as many people as possible: co-workers, team members, leads, and any others you trust to give insightful comments.
- Improve & Refine
Reflect on all of your feedback and decide if or to what extent it should be incorporated. It is often helpful to take solutions back through the Design Process to refine and clarify them.