My Design Process

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.

6 Step Design Process

  1. Define the Problem
    You can’t find a solution until you have a clear idea of what the problem is.
  2. Collect Information
    Collect sketches, take photographs and gather data to start giving you inspiration.
  3. 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.
  4. Develop Solutions
    Take your preliminary ideas and form multiple small-scale design solutions.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.