After another very frustrating meeting with one of my thesis mentors, I have decided to let it go. I'm not going to do what they want me to do because 1) I don't know what it is or how to do it and 2) I don't believe it's neccessary. They tell me that I need to be able to clearly explain and diagram my concept before I can more foward otherwise it will get lost and not be expressed in my schematic design. I say that if the concept cannot be made edvident by the schematic design it is not a successful schematic design. And given that it's my schematic design, no one else needs to clearly understand my concept ahead of time, when the design should make it obvious. Not everything needs to be known going in - sometimes you just have to go in anyway.
So enough of this - I'm going in.