A morphological chart is a diagrammatic method to generate ideas and forms based on function analysis. Method helps designers to explore design solutions and forms in a systematic manner. The chart sets out the complete range of solutions and form alternatives for each sub-function, which is then combined together into a final design and form. The outcomes of this method are more likely to be additive forms.

### Steps

- List sub-functions and features that final product will consist.
- Draw a matrix and list sub-functions on the left column of the chart.
- Fill in the rows by generating sub-solutions for each sub-function.
- Based on the design goals, choose one sub-solution from each row and combine them to generate final solution.
- Draw your final solution and generate more alternatives if necessary.

### Sample

Below is an example of how morphological chart is used to generate a handmixer design. At the beginning, functional parts of a handmixer is analyzed *(e.g. power cord, handle, mixer arms etc.)* and these sub-functions are listed. Then these sub-functions are written on the first column of a matrix.

For each of these sub-functions alternatives are generated* (e.g. for air vent alternatives would be horizontal lines, holes and grill. Alternatives for handle would be open, closed and integrated forms)*.

In the final step, from each sub-function, one solutions is selected based on the design goal *(e.g. most ergonomic or cost effective handmixer)* and combined together to generate the final product.