Progressive Hybrid Design Approach
Simple, but Deep:
Define the Current Situation:
Understand more Deeply with Science-Based Causal Analysis*:
Redefine Problem Statements:
Develop elegant solution concepts:
Criteria for "elegant" solutions:
Elegant solutions are simple, inexpensive, and free of compromises.
Note that compromises are considered to be trade-offs, or by definition, do not fully satisfy either of the desired attribute states. For example, deciding to buy a car with a medium-sized engine would not provide ALL of the desired fuel economy, nor would it provide all of the desired power. Another, fancy term for compromising is to "optimize", which again is just a trade-off.
For each of the contradictions, define a new problem statement.
For each new problem statement, review the categories of ways to separate the opposing properties (Separation Strategies from TRIZ**).
Create a list of potential solutions stemming from each separation strategy, for each problem statement.
*Science-Based Causal Analysis (aka Physics-Based Causal Analysis)
**TRIZ - Theory of Inventive Problem Solving