Conceptual Design Phase
Goal is to expand the design space to include as many solutions as possible. Evaluate different approaches and selecting “best” one to move forward. Exploring “how”.
- Conduct Functional Decomposition
- Brainstorm several possible solutions
- Create prototypes of multiple concepts, get feedback from users, refine specifications
- Evaluate feasibility of potential solutions (proof-of-concept prototypes); select one to move forward
- Interaction with users
3.1 Brainstorming with Scamper
3.2 Multiple Prototype
3.3 Prototype to Communicate
3.4 Testing and Redesign
3.5 Modifying and Budget
3.6 Revisit and Gantt Chart
Gate 3: Continue if project partner and advisor agree that solution space has been appropriately explored and the best solution has been chosen.