Research - Level 2

Level 2 Researchers analyze the design problem with notes, sketches, photos, etc, and include details about the design to find a solution.

Research is fundamental to the design process, and it is used for understanding problems with a current design before they attempt to solve them with a new design. Secondly, designers use research for inspiration, to understand how others have solved similar problems in the past. Research most often happens in the Brainstorming and Collecting Information phases of the design process.

  • "Your research uses more than one sketch, photograph, audio recording, video, or other media to document the existing situation Your research contains important, concrete details about the existing situation, and it is mostly clearly explained Your research may begin to investigate how others have solved similar problems"