Technological outcomes


Products and systems developed through Technological Practice[1] for a specific purpose. A technological outcome[3] is evaluated in terms of its fitness for purpose[2], and can be described by their physical and functional nature.

Terms definitions
1. Technological Practice. The incremental practices involved in creating a technological outcome: including identifying needs or opportunities, exploring, defining and developing potential outcomes, and modelling, evaluating, and testing to ensure resulting outcomes are fit for purpose.
2. fitness for purpose. The ability of a technological outcome to serve its intended purpose (“do the job”) within its intended context, where the “job to be done” is clearly defined by the brief. Fitness for purpose in its broadest sense extends the context to the practices involved in the development of the outcome, including such things as the […]
3. outcome. Products and systems developed through Technological Practice for a specific purpose. A technological outcome is evaluated in terms of its fitness for purpose, and can be described by their physical and functional nature.