Design Principles: A Way of Working

Management Manufacturing Mechanics
Mikroniek 2010-2 by Krijn Bustraan 2 April 2012

The field of Design Principles has an impressive list of Dutch pillars, such as A. Davidson, Wim van der Hoek and Rien Koster. But what is it that connects these people? Not only their passion for mechanics, revolutionary calculations and constructions, but, in my opinion, also how they created their mechanical designs. They stimulated creativity and out-of-thebox thinking. They showed that designing is about teamwork. They let designers solve design problems by asking the right questions. A design process full of brainstorming and collective reviewing. In this article I will explain that Design Principles is a Way of Working. “It is not only about the end result, but about how you get there.”


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