Category:Design methodology


The NASA wing-flow model and test apparatus mounted on the P-52 wing with a flow-direction vane

Topics that pertain to design and creation, including critical thinking methods, sustainability and articulation.


  • Design for manufacture - design objects for ease and facility of manufacturing
  • Design for quality - design to ensure quality production
  • Drafting
  • Graphics - visual presentations on a surface
  • Process design - the design of processes for the physical and/or chemical transformation of materials
  • Product design - the designing of commercial products for sale or use
  • Prototypes - early samples or models built to test the feasibility and use of a product
  • User centered design - or UCD, also known as pervasive usability, a design process where the needs and wants of the end-user of a product are given foremost attention at each stage of design