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Design-Build-Test-Learn Cycle

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An iterative design strategy is based on the cyclic process of developing an initial design or prototype, testing that prototype, analyzing its performance against specific metrics, learning what worked and what did not work, designing a new protoype based on what was learned, and completing the cycle again. The goal is to improve design or prototype quality and functionality.

Credit or Source: Office of Biological and Environmental Research of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science.


U.S. DOE. 2015. Lignocellulosic Biomass for Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts: Workshop Report, DOE/SC-0170. U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science. (p. 37) (website)

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