DESIGN PROCESS – STEP 1 DEFINE THE PROBLEM During this phase of the design process, team need create a “Design Brief” for the problem that has been proposed. Look at the example Read the problem description AS A TEAM – COMEPLETE THE DESIGN BRIEF Using the attached format sheet Writing a Design Brief A design brief is a written plan that identifies a problem to be solved, its criteria, and its constraints. Completing a design brief encourages thinking through all aspects of a problem, and it can serve as the deliverable for step one in the design process, Define Problem. A design brief helps identify the details around product creation. A brief should begin to address what the designers are thinking about the design, including the following: What purpose(s) will their creation serve? What problem(s) will their creation address? Design Brief Components Design Brief Component Description Client A person, company, organization, or group that requires the talents of an engineer or designer to develop a solution. Target Consumer People who will use the design. Note: Often the target consumer and the client are one and the same. Designer The creative person who is designing a solution to the problem or opportunity. Problem Statement A clear and concise identification and description of the design problem or opportunity. Design Statement Statement that describes the anticipated design effort to address the needs of stakeholders and problem statement. Criteria A list of needs and design requirements that describe what the design solution must do to meet the needs of stakeholders. Constraints A list of specifications and design requirements that define parameters or boundaries the design solution must address. These might include time constraints, budget, codes, safety, or physical attributes (size, weight, color). Design Brief Example Complete the Design Brief Design Brief Component Client Target Consumer Designer TEAM ______________ Problem Statement At Saratoga High School, some senior students have the opportunity to arrive to school late of leave school early. For safety and security of our campus and its occupants, the school needs to make sure that these students are accounted for as they arrive and leave our campus each day without having to check into and out of our attendance office each day. Design Statement Criteria 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Constraints 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.