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solving the problems that your strategy uncovers.

...mastering the possible within contraints

Like this game. Very worthwhile.

Keep creating...unexpected connections,
Mike

...creating order.
...being thoughtful.

Solving the pain of your customer.
- uncovering where the pain is.
- reflecting why there is pain.
- solve the real problem.

... solving problems with new combinations.

… Intently clarifying needs and desires to create choices and constraints while moving the baseline.
Cheeky.

... starting with the user, not the use.

… a proactive creative process to achieve an outcome.
… complete if an outcome is achieved
… incomplete if an outcome is not achieved

The outcome of the design process is
… positive if it matches the problem resolution
… neutral if it has no effect on the problem
… negative if it makes the problem worse

In any case, creative designing is proactive and a separate entity from the outcome. Problem solving is comparative and reactive; an attempt to match outcomes to the resolution of a problem.

... the act of bringing form and function into synergy

I've always liked the Eamesian definitions of design:

"A plan for arranging elements in such a way as best to accomplish a particular purpose."

"Recognition of need. An expression of purpose"

*from the films of Charles & Ray Eames

...educational

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