A summary and review of George Lakoff and Mark Johnson's _Metaphors We Live By_.
Personas are among the most common research artifacts used by design teams. They’re used almost reflexively now, but it’s worth being mindful of their strengths, weaknesses, and the available alternatives. Note: this is a bit of an info dump, and will probably evolve over time.
Brainstorming’s a common suggestion any time there’s a complex problem to deal with. But research shows that it’s not as effective as practitioners might think. Can we design a better brainstorm?
A summary of Amy Webb's _The Signals Are Talking_.
A summary of Ozan Varol's _Think Like a Rocket Scientist_.
A summary of Tendayi Viki's _Pirates in the Navy_.
Creative problem-solving means overcoming our bias for the familiar and looking instead for new angles and vantage points. Here are some techniques you can use to help avoid falling into old habits of thinking and look at things with a fresh perspective.