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Use Design Methods to Define Problems

Use Design Methods to Define Problems

A fascinating conversation is happening over at Functioning Form, a design journal written by Luke Wroblewski. He is using the skillsets common to designers to unlock the other have of problem solving. Think about it: designers are often considered to be holding the solution to a problem. Instead, Luke says in his conversation with Tom Chi that a very powerful use of a designer’s skills and knowledge is to better define the problem itself.

Defining the Problem with Tom Chi – [Functioning Form]

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Last Updated on August 15, 2018

Book summary: A Technique for Producing Ideas

Book summary: A Technique for Producing Ideas

Kirby Ferguson has written a summary for the book A Technique for Producing Ideas. Generating good idea is a fine art, if you have mastered it you will be successful in many fields. The author of the book, James Young, describes five steps on a technique of combining old elements together:

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