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1993. Object lessons: Lessons learned in object-oriented development projects. New York: SIGS Books, Inc. The Vasa Museum (brochure). The National Maritime Museum. Vasa Museet: Box 27131, 102 52 Stockholm. Chapter 2 Define the Problem The beginning is the most important part of the work. Plato, fourth century BC Introduction Design projects can go awry at the beginning in at least two different ways. The first way is by rushing to design, that is, by jumping into designing a solution for a problem that is, in reality, poorly understood.
In physics, noise is a disturbance that reduces or obscures the clarity of a signal. , build massive sound walls between the children and the neighbors). However, through helping us reflect on what we really meant by “noise,” these definitions revealed another, much more promising dimension of “noise”—the human dimension of perception. ” The problem statement now became: “How can we shift our neighbors’ perception of our children’s energy from “feared and undesirable” to “recognized and desirable”?
That would have resulted in a larger design space to explore. Our purpose in selecting the particular example of a toy catapult is to keep the design space small for illustrative purposes. We also selected this type of toy because it exhibits a nontrivial mechanical function that requires several subsystems to work together. It can thus be used to illustrate system decomposition. Define the Context There are five steps in defining the design context: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Define the system boundary. Document the context of the system.