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-The basic idea of using principles as described and examined in this thesis ​is to use them for making design decisions and to judge whether one solution to a problem is better than another one in a certain context. The claim is that it is possible to describe all relevant aspects of a given design problem using a characterizing set of principles.+The basic idea of using principles as described and examined in this wiki is to use them for making design decisions and to judge whether one solution to a problem is better than another one in a certain context. The claim is that it is possible to describe all relevant aspects of a given design problem using a characterizing set of principles.
  
 The principles tell which aspects to consider while making the decision. One principle might focus on the advantages of simplicity, another one might be about generality and a third one considers effects of inheritance. These principles are usually conflicting which results in the need for a trade-off. For example a solution typically cannot be likewise simple and generic. If it is generic, it is not simple anymore and vice versa. So the [[glossary:​designer]] has to find a suitable compromise. Experienced designers do so intuitively but communicating this intuition can be difficult. Principles help to explain why a certain solution is better than The principles tell which aspects to consider while making the decision. One principle might focus on the advantages of simplicity, another one might be about generality and a third one considers effects of inheritance. These principles are usually conflicting which results in the need for a trade-off. For example a solution typically cannot be likewise simple and generic. If it is generic, it is not simple anymore and vice versa. So the [[glossary:​designer]] has to find a suitable compromise. Experienced designers do so intuitively but communicating this intuition can be difficult. Principles help to explain why a certain solution is better than
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