Engineering Design Process (steps)
Terms in this set (8)
Identify a need
The first step in the engineering design process is to select a need to address.
To find an engineering design solution, you need to find out as much about the need as you can.
Cooperate with others to come up with as many possible solutions as you can. These are not final solutions. They are ideas to try.
Select a Solution
Which of your ideas do you want to try? Pick one, and plan how you want to try it
Build a Prototype
Your prototype should be a working model of your solution.
Test and Evaluate
Your prototype probably won't be perfect the first time, but you should be on the right track.
Redesign to Improve
Make design changes to improve your model so that it better solves your problem.
Communicate Your Results
When your prototype is finished, you have designed a solution to your problem. Tell others how you did it!