Integrated design is a process that involves interactions with professional groups or individuals in different but specific areas of expertise to produce a better and a more successful design. Although the traditional design process holds the same principles as integrated design, there is a massive difference when it comes to integrating information from different individuals and fields of study. The traditional design process gathers information separately by each individual rather than creating a group/team that involves all the individuals throughout the whole design process to create a complete and unified design.
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