The Design Process
The 'Design Process' is a series of phases and activities that a designer follows in order to conceptualise, research, design, test, market and manufacture a design solution to a given problem. Although there is not a definitive or set design process, most designers will use a similar process to that in the figures and explanations below.
It is important to understand that the design process is cyclical and non-lineal in nature. That is, it is a process that is continually repeated in the pursuit of improving the function or quality of a product . It is not necessarily a prescriptive process that must be completed from start to finish. Each phase can be completed or revisited depending on the improvements of the product being developed or redesigned.