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Five-Step Engineering Design Process

To solve engineering problems, engineers follow a series of steps called the “Engineering Design Process.” This Engineering Design Process (EDP) guide for our engineering design challenges has just five steps.

What’s the problem?

Follow the [/Engineering%20Design%20Process Engineering Design Process] to solve a real engineering problem. The “solution” is provided. Work through the steps of the Engineering Design Process to come up with that solution!

  • Ask – How might we WHAT for WHOM in order to CHANGE something?
  • Imagine – What do you know that would help solve this problem? How might ideas be combined or reused?
  • Plan, Create – How would you go about working out the solution? What would you need to plan and build this solution?
  • Improve – Are there some better solutions available? How could this one be improved?

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