Good products are the result of careful listening. Success happens when designers listen to the needs of stakeholders, breaking these requests apart into components that inform the problem solving process. These constraints, in turn, situate what designers learn about user needs. Synthesis and decision making are dependent upon both gathering enough data and collecting it from the right sources.

Yet how many designers listen to the product? Let me explain. The tools we use and the objects that populate our lives have persuasive qualities. Take the saying, “with a hammer in hand every problem looks like a nail.” While said…

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