Focus on the Methods and Techniques Needed for Conceptual Design Engineering Design: A Project-Based Introduction by Clive L. Dym and Patrick Little introduces conceptual design methods and project management tools in the context of a team working on a design project initiated by a client. Two design projects are consistently drawn upon to illustrate the design methods and management tools. The book also summarizes means of reporting the results of a design project and provides useful insights into team behaviors and dynamics. The Design Process This extended, five-stage, "linear" model of the design process is integrated throughout the text. Following the steps outlined in this model allows the reader to learn how to examine the problem at hand and develop an effective design solution. This includes developing an engineering statement of what the client wants, progressing through several design stages, and finally documenting the fabrication specifications and their justification.