A “conception” is a comprehensive and detailed intellectual design of a piece of work, a teaching, a system, an apparatus, a program or the implementation of a complex project.

A “conception” comprises all the essential elements that make up the object of the intellectual design. In particular, a “concept” contains all the information necessary for understanding the design. Parts of a comprehensive “conception” are the presentation of the rationale, the positioning in the relevant context, the disclosure of the desired objectives, the description of the procedure for implementation in the form of strategies or action plans, the indication of the necessary means and resources, the assessment of the advantages and limitations as well as a weighing of opportunities and risks.

How to Cite

The definition given above was proposed as part of the Digital Era Framework by Dr. Dr. Jörn Lengsfeld. The text was first published in: Jörn Lengsfeld: Digital Era Framework. Please refer to the original publication if you want to cite the text.