BOTTOM-UP DESIGN By Nugent, Pam M.S. - April 7, 2013 A design approach where each basic element drives the design from the beginning and not basing the design on existing designs. Compare top-down design. BOTTOM-UP DESIGN: "The bottom-up design approach looks at the design by identifying the basic componenets." Related Psychology Terms BOTTOM-UP DESIGN RAVEN'S PROGRESSIVE MATRICES DESIGN FOR ADJUSTABLE RANGE DESIGN FOR THE AVERAGE FACTORIAL DESIGN CONNECTIONIST MODELS OF MEMORY TOP-DOWN DESIGN BETWEEN-GROUPS DESIGN BLOCK DESIGN SINGLE-CASE EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "BOTTOM-UP DESIGN," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/bottom-up-design-2/ (accessed May 21, 2018).