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Design process loop

Design process

  • Define the problem
  • Do background research
  • Specify requirements
  • Create alternative solutions
  • Choose best solution
  • Do development work
  • Build a prototype
  • Test and redesign
  • Bibliography - cite references

Types of resources

Consult subject guides for links to these types of materials:



Magazine articles

Research articles


Properties of materials

Standards and codes

Web tools


Helpful guides

These guides from other universities have helpful resources on design and creativity, but local access will differ from Khalifa University.

Univ of St. Thomas

Worcester Polytechnic Institute



Subject Guide

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Rani Anand

Integrating information research and design

ASEE 2013 Paper Award  

"Knowledge enabled engineering design: toward an integrated model"

by Michael Fosmire and David Radcliffe at Purdue University.