Trialling


Trialling[1] is about gathering information to inform decision making.

The focus is on trialling[1] the components and components (parts) of the outcome[2].

For example you might trial:

  • The CSS for a website
  • Navigation for a website
  • Functions for a program
  • Queries fora database
  • Functions for a Spreadsheet model[3]
  • Subsystems in an electronic circuit
  • Systems or parts in a computer system[4]
  • Systems or parts in a network development

As a result you can determine the most suitable outcome.

Terms definitions
1. Trialling. Trialling is about gathering information to inform decision making. The focus is on trialling the components and components (parts) of the outcome.
2. 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.
3. model. A model is a physical representation of a technological solution (sometimes scaled) that enables a solution’s feasibility to be tested/predicted.
4. system. A set of interconnected parts designed to transform, store, transport or control materials, energy and/or information.