These Instructables have been created in order to help young, aspiring engineers develop a critical skill set that will help them through their schooling and throughout their careers. This skill set will become a repetitive process that can be applied over and over again to any problem that they may encounter at any time. These instructions are not limited to only engineers however, as many professionals or other students can find these useful for solving problems in their respective fields. For the purpose of this Instructable, I will walk you through the generic steps that should be taken in this process and then I will solve an engineering related problem using these steps.
The picture below shows how complex a design can be, but using the following method can take something this complex and break it into simpler parts while keeping it a beautiful design. Thanks to http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2383/2518751632_53119dfd58.jpg
for providing the picture!