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Options Graph

The options graph illus­trates the var­i­ous ideas and their work­ing com­bi­na­tions. The solu­tions. Rather than out­lin­ing the solu­tions, lines are used to con­nect the ideas that are most unlike­ly, due to cost, func­tion­al­i­ty, weight, sur­face fin­ish etc. This is because there are nor­mal­ly a greater num­ber of pos­si­ble solu­tions than impos­si­bil­i­ties to any problem.At a glance the design­er can see the poten­tial designs that must be pre­sent­ed to give the client a full range of choic­es.