The definition of the Design Context according to the Annex C Glossary is "Methodological metadata that provide the basis for the specification of the information objects required as input to and output from the Process Step Design including Process Method and Rules." I think I can understand "Methodological metadata that provide the basis for the specification of the information objects required as input to and output from the Process Step Design." but the addition of Process Method and Rules in the defintion is slightly misleading. They are examples of information objects required as input to Process Step Design, but they are not Design Context so they should be removed. Instead we should include som examples of Design Context in the Explanatory text which is currently empty.
As a reminder the recommendations from ISO/IEC 11179-4: Formulating data definitions are
A data definition should: a) state the essential meaning of the concept, b) be precise and unambiguous, c) be concise, d) be able to stand alone, e) be expressed without embedding rationale, functional usage, or procedural information, f) avoid circular reasoning, g) use the same terminology and consistent logical structure for related definitions and h) be appropriate for the type of metadata item being defined
Can someone provide an example, or two, of Design Context?