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Design cycle

  1. 1. Design Cycle“ So simple a caveman can use it.”
  2. 2. What is the Design Cycle? A 5 step method which you have been using for years without knowing it. An simple yet innovative way to design efficiently and better.
  3. 3. When is the design cycle used?It is used everyday in everything you doassuming you think.In making buildings, research, inventions,projects... everything.
  4. 4. Why use the design cycle? It helps us solve problems creatively and faster. It helps us be able to prepare better and improve easily for the second time around.
  5. 5. What are the steps?The design cycle is a five step method.1. Investigate2. Design3. Plan4. Create5. Evaluate
  6. 6. 1. InvestigateIdentify the problem which needs to be solvedResearch on the problem and ways to solve it.THINK BIG! Do not limit yourselves to ideaswhich already have been tested.
  7. 7. 2.DesignBrainstorm. List down as many ideas as youcan.Do not be afraid of mistakesChoose which one is best and justify.Don’t limit yourself. Think outside the box.
  8. 8. 3. PlanConstruct a plan for the desiredproduct/solution using logical steps.Evaluate amount of time necessary
  9. 9. 4. CreateUse appropriate techniques and/orequipment in order to create the desiredproduct.Follow the plan but change if necessary.Create the solution
  10. 10. 5. EvaluateEvaluate, ask yourself questions like:What could I have done better?What were my weak points?What were my strong points?Judge honestly
  11. 11. Sample situation: Brochure making 1. Investigate - During this phase, I researched about different brochures. Looked at what they had. - I also researched about my topic: heart attacks.
  12. 12. 2. DesignI thought about possible applications to use:ex. Keynote, pages, photoshopI brainstormed on advantages anddisadvantages finally decided on pagestemplate.
  13. 13. 3. PlanI planned what I wanted my brochure to looklike.I chose photos from the internet and importantinformation from my research.
  14. 14. 4. CreateI created the brochure. Arranging photos,putting input. Making minor adjustments to theplan.
  15. 15. 5. EvaluateI asked myself what I could have done better.How I could have improved etc. and rated mywork.
  16. 16. Final Products
  17. 17. Sourceshttp://www.co-bw.com/DMS_the_design_cycle.htmhttp://www.dhe2learners.com/keybdib/investigate.htmlhttp://joinerd.wikispaces.com/The+Design+Cyclewww.engr.ucr.edu/mesa/advisors/Design_Cycle.ppthttp://my.wab.edu/groups/sites/default/files/design-cycle.jpghttp://www.design-technology.info/designcycle/_wp_generated/pp8a1be9bc.pnghttp://media.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/ux-discussion.jpghttp://acrisdesign.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/1.jpghttp://community.prometheanplanet.com/cfs-filesystemfile.ashx/__key/CommunityServer-Components-PostAttachments/00-00-04-40-43/The-Design-
  18. 18. Sourceshttp://us.123rf.com/400wm/400/400/kbuntu/kbuntu1107/kbuntu110700376/9937291-magnifying-glass-with-the-word-investigate-on-white-background.jpghttp://www.artshosting.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/design-bg.jpghttp://www.innovationacademy4u.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/business-plan.jpghttp://wpmu.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Create-WordPress-widgets.jpghttp://www.magerempowerment.com/v2/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/past__present__future_by_xnotperfectbutrealx-d3exrqh.jpg

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