Engineering is Elementary® | The Engineering Design ProcessBecause the EiE Project serves young children, we’ve created a simple engineering design process (EDP) to guide students through our engineering design challenges. This EDP has just five steps and uses terms children can understand. ASK: What is the problem? How have others approached it? IMAGINE: What are some solutions? PLAN: Draw a diagram. CREATE: Follow your plan and create something. IMPROVE: What works? It’s important to note that the EDP is flexible. Also note that the EDP is a cycle – there’s no official starting point or ending point. Take a moment to watch one of our EiE Spolight videos about the engineering design process.