Teaching Axiomatic Design (AD) is addressed as a design problem. There is a continuing societal need to design things better, faster, and cheaper. Nearly everything we encounter is designed. We are all customers and stakeholders in need of better designs. FR0 is to improve everyone’s life. DP0 is to teach everyone AD. The metric for success in teaching AD is its adaptation and use. To use AD people must be appropriately motivated, they must also have the means, and the opportunity. To be certain that AD improves life for everyone, everyone must know and practice ethics. These four items form the top-level functional decomposition: providing the means, motives, opportunities, and ethics. Two main alternative sets of DPs are discussed in the context of the people who are being taught.
An Axiomatic Design Academy is proposed to create and distribute teaching materials, and to certify competence levels of users and teachers.
First cannon of engineering ethics: Hold paramount the safety, health, and welfare of the public.