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An introduction to design engineering
An introduction to design engineering

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2.1 My definition of design

Now it’s your turn to come up with your own definition of design. Don’t worry about getting this ‘right’; there are no right answers to this. (Although some answers are better than others!)

Have a think about ideas that may have occurred to you after reading the previous sections. Think, too, about the kind of design engineering that inspires you and the specific type of engineering you may be interested in.

Activity 2  My definition of design

Timing: Allow 15 minutes to complete this activity

Come up with your own definition of design by writing a short paragraph stating what you think it is. Start the definition with ‘Design is...’ and use no more than 50 words.

Don’t worry about getting it right; this is really about your own ideas and thinking at this stage of learning about design engineering.