This method was created by Fritz Zwicky. This method comprises of many variations, but in design only the Morphological chart is used. This is a chart of many dimensions which results in a solutions matrix. This method relies on four steps
- The problem or brief must be formulated as concise as possible
- Identify all parameters which might occur as part of a solution
- Analyse solutions with regard to the aims and objectives of the brief
- The best solutions are developed and presented at the next level.
The Morphological Chart
This chart shows the various thought process of solutions for a cabinet design.
|A||fixed shelf||open storage||open||none|
|B||pull out shelves||glass doors||horizontal translation||motor|
|C||adjustable shelves||horizontal doors||dual translation||hydraulic|
|D||glass shelf||vertical doors||dual translation||pneumatic|
|F||rod||folding door||rotation||muscle mechanism|
|G||racks||vertical sliding door||rotation translation||gravity|
|H||drawers||horizontal sliding door||rotation translation||upward force|
|I||baskets||none||lift off support rods||muscle lift|
These types of matrices are most effective when combined with sketches. (A small thumb nail in each solution box)