What to do?

Design Process

Over the many years I have been teaching industrial design I came to the conclusion that some repository of material related to my understanding of and my approach to design would be useful.

A Summarised Process

When launching a design project I have been facing the usual question: What to do?
Over the years I came up with a process that works for me and which I am happy to share online. Evidently, design is not just a process to follow, it is a combination of process, practice and flair. However, this summarised process has been very helpful in getting the project launched and running.

Design Process
A Design Process

The cloclwise yellow arrows indicate the progress of the process from the launch of the project. The counter-clockwise purple arrows indicate the checks and sometimes necessary regression of the process. Boxed in Bold lines are design practice steps, in dotted lines design thinking steps.