• We need to determine the day-to-day (administration) needs of a design team.
• In terms of the design process there is a continual cycle of,
1. identifying problems
2. devising solutions
3. evaluating the solutions
4. deciding to accept, retry, terminate
• The specifications are repeatedly used to guide all phases of the design work. A design not conforming to the specs is useless.
10.1 Ullman, D.G., The Mechanical Design Process, McGraw-Hill, 1997.