Currently somewhere just a bit after panic and sleep deprivation but just a bit before full, outright epiphany

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I love this description of the design process because that’s exactly how it is for me. (Via Kottke)

  • Talk to everybody I possibly can about the problem.
  • Read everything that would even be remotely related to what I’m doing. Hang charts, graphs, diagrams, and screenshots all over my office.
  • Observe user research; recall past research.
  • Stew in it all, panic as deadline approaches, stop sleeping, stop eating.
  • Be struck with an epiphany. Instantly see the solution. Curse my tools for being too slow as I frantically get it all down in a document.
  • Sleep for three days.

Jeffrey Veen, Blinking Out Design

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