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Key terms UNIT 1

Key terms for unit one in IED

Assess To thoroughly and methodically analyze accomplishment against specific goals and criteria.
Assessment an evaluation
Brainstorm A group technique for solving problems, generating ideas, stimulating creative thinking, etc. by unrestrained spontaneous participation in discussion.
client A person using the services of a professional person or organization.
Creativity The ability to make or bring a new concept or idea into existence; marked by the ability or power to create.
Criteria A means of judging. A standard, rule, or test by which something can be judged.
Constraint 1. A limit to a design process. Constraints may be such things as appearance, funding, space, materials, and human capabilities. 2. A limitation or restriction.
Design a plan for making something, or the way you make something.
Design brief A written plan that identifies a problem to be solved, its criteria, and its constraints. The design brief is used to encourage thinking of all aspects of a problem before attempting a solution.
Design process A systematic problem-solving strategy, with criteria and constraints, used to develop many possible solutions to solve a problem or satisfy human needs and wants and to winnow (narrow) down the possible solutions to one final choice.
Design Statement A part of a design brief that challenges the designer, describes what a design solution should do without describing how to solve the problem, and identifies the degree to which the solution must be executed.
Designer A person who designs any of a variety of things. This usually implies the task of creating drawings or in some ways uses visual cues to organize his or her work.
Engineer A person who is trained in and uses technological and scientific knowledge to solve practical problems.
Engineering notebook A book in which an engineer will formally document, in chronological order, all of his/her work that is associated with a specific design project.
Innovation An improvement of an existing technological product, system, or method of doing something.
Invention A new product, system, or process that has never existed before, created by study and experimentation.
iterative A process that repeats a series of steps over and over until the desired outcome is obtained.
Justifiable Capable of being shown as reasonable or merited according to accepted standards.
piling-on An idea that produces a similar idea or an enhanced idea.
Problem Identification The recognition of an unwelcome or harmful matter needing to be dealt with.
Product A tangible artifact produced by means of either human or mechanical work, or by biological or chemical process.
Prototype A full-scale working model used to test a design concept by making actual observations and necessary adjustments.
Research The systematic study of materials and sources in order to establish facts and reach new conclusions.
Valid Well-founded on evidence and corresponds accurately to the real world.
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