The ancient art of origami has several attributes that are desirable in the design of engineered products such as deployability, stowability, and flat sheet manufacturing. Origami-adapted design aspires to transform the characteristics of an origami paper model into a usable product while maintaining functionality. Engineers have managed to design several origami-adapted products that are innovative in their respective fields. Despite the existence of these origami-adapted products, the process of origami-adapted design is still not well understood. This research seeks to develop an understanding of the origami-adapted design process, the steps involved, and the necessary tools with the goal of promoting the future development of additional origami-adapted products.

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