Over the past few years I have had the opportunity to work with several teams to identify problems and bring solutions from concept to reality. A few of these endeavors were successful, most were failures. More importantly, I have learned that one’s approach to a problem is more important than a specific solution because a better understanding yields a better solution.
To me, design is an iterative process flowing from an initial problem to a better solution. A well-loved tool fits perfectly in the hand of its owner and completes one task better than any other. The design of that tool requires a comprehensive understanding of its purpose and the collaboration of multiple hands. A better design is the difference between relevance and obsolescence. My ultimate aspiration as an engineer, designer, and problem solver is to always produce a better solution, uniquely tailored to solve a specific problem.