Engineering Design Process

What Is It?

The engineering design process (EDP) is a series of steps that guides solving real-world problems. The EDP consists of the following steps: 1)Define the problem, 2) Brainstorm potential solutions, 3) Research solutions, 4) Plan, 5) Build, 6) Test, 7) Improve Solutions, and 8) Communicate results. 

The design process is iterative, meaning that we repeat the steps as many times as needed, making improvements along the way as we learn from failure and uncover new design possibilities to arrive at great solutions.