A STUDY REGARDING THE USE OF METHODOLOGY DURING A DESIGN PROCESS
The design methodology is assumed to be known and used during every process of design. But very often theory and practice differ in many points. To make these points clear this paper monitors a designer proceeding through a real design task. This analysis results in the cognition that most problems occur especially in the early stages of design, when the designer tries to use the design methodology. Especially the steps of defining functions, arranging functions and drawing conclusions from the function structures are a source for mistakes and wrong decisions. This calls for a more intensive use of software tools which support the designer in using and taking advantages from the design methodology.