Preposition Use with the Design Process

For the prepositions, it would be good to look at the variations for each of the prepositions that have multiple meanings, such as to or of. Otherwise, what else should be added? Is it possible to provide an evaluation? We already have a rudimentary analysis for the prepositions and the types of prepositions. Is there a way to judge or rank the prepositions? It seems it would be better to address the prepositions evenly, so they can all be used for design. Would it be helpful to have more information on the design process? Images are definitely helpful, but maybe we can also have a basic overview of the design process and show how the prepositions can be useful in the stages. Yes, that is it:

Show how to use prepositions in each part of the design process.

Define – Collect – Brainstorm & Analyze – Develop – Feedback – Improve – Def…

For Define, the designer can use the prepositions to describe the context and the possibilities. This is similar to the way we gave examples using prepositions, then substituted for each of them. Pretty simple, and then we look at how to use these in the next phases.

In the Collect phase, we can find solutions that match the prepositions and substitutions, but we can also look at other possibilities. Maybe the substitution process happens in this phase. This would alter Define above. It would be useful to have text or prose to back up the selections.

Next, the Brainstorm & Analyze stage would require us to create solutions. So, everything moves down one phase. After creating the solutions, we would judge these. How would we judge them? Create a rubric to determine the best choices, relying on fitness, possibility, creativity, and difference from the initial preposition. We would use a scale of 0 to 4, allowing five options and a total maximum score of 16. Then, it is good to choose three of the options to show another designer or the client.

For Develop, we will improve upon the three ideas chosen and prepare them for review by others. This does not need to be a completed design, but a sketched schematic is reasonable. Maybe we could do this in a single perspective, but it is more likely that we will have multiple drawings to help convey the information. Really, it would be even better to have a model to show the idea in three dimensions.

Next, we have the Feedback phase, which allows others to comment on the designs. Because we must convince the others of the design, it is very important to develop the designs enough to judge. For the evaluations, would it better to use the rubric with fitness, possibility, creativity, and difference from 0 to 4? Should we use a different rubric? If so, what would it be? Would it be better to use a questionnaire or another form of judgement? Providing the same rubric as above is likely very helpful, and we can judge the feedback versus our own ratings.

After the Feedback phase, we enter the Improve phase, where we need to absorb the responses from the review and make changes accordingly. Each item should be weighed, but it is necessary to remind the reader that this part of the design process has multiple ways to be implemented. Nevertheless, we must narrow the designs to ideally one candidate. This candidate can be improved and through the next iteration, it can be expanded and morphed to create other options related to the choice.

As mentioned above, we need to run through the design process multiple times to hone the design. The design can always be improved, but the intention of the process is to find the better solution. Most times, it is important to not create entire other solutions, out of left field.

So, there is the use of the design process in the selection and implementation of prepositions. We will need to express it more clearly, and we should probably use a graphic, but this is it.

What other things can we add? Is there a way to judge relative to a favorite classification system, such as Maszlo’s hierarchy of needs or Bloom’s taxonomy? Yes, this could compete with the other option listed above, but maybe we should have multiple options, possibly in opposition to one another. Are there other possibilities? Yes, but what? Can we look at the use of other parts of speech, such as the verb or modifiers, like the adjective and adverb?


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