Definitions for "Design Criteria"
criteria that designers should meet in designing some system or device; "the job specifications summarized the design criteria"
Standards of appropriateness or compatibility of building design within a community or historic district. Often in the form of a handbook, design criteria (also called design guidelines) usually contain drawings accompanying "do's and don't's" for the property owner. In some situations an Architectural Review Board or similar group has authority to administer the design criteria.
see also Architectural Review Boards Design Guidelines: see Design Criteria
In hydrologic terms, the hypothetical flood used in the sizing of the dam and the associated structures to prevent dam failure by overtopping, especially for the spillway and outlet works.
the characteristics to which something is designed and against which it is evaluated
a list describing the standards that a design must meet if it is to be successful