Evolutionary Design

Evolutionary Design


In a dynamic world we cannot assume we can design up front, because the context is changing faster and faster. Then we need to start with a minimum design and adapt it while growing and improving as we go. Evolutionary Design can help us.


Evolutionary Design is an approach to incrementally grow a system while observing growth patterns and focusing on normalizing and optimizing the growth.




  • “Evolutionary Design is like helping your plants grow, knowing what measures to take so they will be fruitful”
  • “When evolving the design of a system we observe growth patterns that simplify the resulting system”
  • “TDD as if you Meant It doesn’t guarantee full test coverage, you need to have tools and use them to check your work”
  • “Taking only one decision at a time is Taking Baby Steps for Evolutionary Design”



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