Overview of the Initiatives on the Development of Designer's Toolkits
We investigated the initiatives on the development of designer’s toolkits by a literature search. To categorize the tools for the different design phases we use a design model. Also an historical overview is given. The main difficulties described in the literature are discussed. Also three initiatives to develop a complete toolkit are presented. We conclude that the first phases of the design process would benefit from a tool which guides the designer in the retrieval of required information and helps to structure data generated in these phases.