Research is always the starting point and one of the processes that I enjoy the most. These 5 elements are what composes a good research in my opinion.
Eventually everything connects - people, ideas, objects... In the end, it will be these connections that give the product its life.
All aspects should be reconsidered and included in the decision making. A good design should be socially active and also individually accessible.
This is the stage where I can finally get my hands dirty. Come up with different solutions, start the creative process and focus on the problem.
Socializing is the part
that brings us to the community. As a designer who believes in social design methodologies, conversation is how I achieve more satisfying outputs for the process.
After all the input redefining the problem and the goal is important. If we already had a definition in mind, iterating and reshaping it according to the real problem considering social and environmental aspects.
Simplification is a
separate stage where all the sides of the proposed solution should be viewed from a different perspective and simplified. All 4 elements would be considered.
In this stage I would gather all the feedback and criticism, analyze and reflect on them. This is an ongoing stage that can send me back to other stages.