7 months ago


• this is not a

• this is not a process in which one proceeds from step one through ten in a linear fashion. • Rather it is, by its nature, an iterative process in which progress is made haltingly, two steps forward and one step back. It is inherently circular.

• To iterate means to repeat, to return to a previous state. • If, for example, your apparently great idea, upon analysis, turns out to violate a scientific law or principle, you can return to the ideation step and get a better idea! or to an earlier step in the process, perhaps the background research, and learn more about the problem.