I looked at basic scientific method on Wikipedia. Now this is very generic and perhaps not really suited to designers.
|Elements of scientific method|
Our faculty of Industrial Design likes our process to be like this (it is called Reflective Transformative Design Process):
I find this is too vague and uncommitted for my taste. I like to have a straightforward, clear model. So what about adapting traditional scientific method to design practice?
- Research Question
- Hypothesis Development
- Evaluation and Improvement
This is basically how I have worked last year. It would be interesting to see if and how, now that I am aware of this process, I will tweak and change it to make it better. Or perhaps I find that it is too rigid and rework it altogether. Stay tuned to find out!