Sometimes we spend so much time crafting the details of our designs that we forget to step back from our tools and think about our work more strategically.


Design, in my mind, is the process of zooming in and zooming out of a certain problem, multiple times.


You zoom in to get as familiar with the details as possible. You zoom in to learn about requirements. You zoom in when you test multiple solutions for the same problem.


And then you zoom out when you step away from your computer and talk to people about the challenge you are having. You zoom out when you take a break from design tools, when you test your designs with real users, or simply when you give your brain some time to process that problem through a new perspective.


Zooming in and focusing on a problem is relatively easy for us designers. The challenge resides in stepping back and judging the designs you are creating with fresh eyes and different perspectives.


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