11. Project Design in Action

The difficulty facing many project design novices is not the specific design techniques and concepts, but rather the end-to-end flow of the design process. It is also easy to get mired in the details and to lose sight of the objective of the design effort. Without experience, you may be stumped when you encounter the first snag or situation that does not behave as prescribed. It is impractical to try to cover all possible contingencies and responses. Instead, it is better to master the thought process involved in project design.

This chapter demonstrates the thought process and the mindset via a comprehensive walkthrough of the design effort. The emphasis is on the systematic examination of the steps and iterations. ...

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