What is it?
FAMILIARIZATION: Analyze the limitations and document the conditions that define a design problem.
EXPLORATION: Develop multiple solutions to a single design problem that are responsive to the limitations and conditions that define the problem and that integrate the characteristics of relevant precedents.
SELECTION: Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of several solutions, select the optimal solution, and articulate verbally the rationale for the selection.
CLARIFICATION: Develop and refine a single solution incrementally in a steady and progressive manner.
PRESENTATION: Organize a project presentation that includes physical models, orthographic drawings, paraline and/or perspective drawings, diagrams that illustrate the characteristics of the solution, representations that narrate the design process, and a written and oral explanation of the steps that led to the solution.
Principles: There are different models that illustrate design process. The diagram below is presented by the Chicago Architecture Foundation (http://www.discoverdesign.org/design/process).
Where are you in the process?