Good designers tend to be curious explorers looking to understand the greater who, what, where, why and how of a problem. More often it means understanding underlying issues and obstacles which might in some way have caused the current problem at hand. In being curious we learn to appreciate “the whole”. What I find most exciting is not the first release, a version update, or even just a sprint. It’s what we learn from them. Each of these steps, no matter how big or small, in itself affords the freedom to explore, discover and understand the bigger problem. In the end of each, we come away with something new and valuable that makes us more knowledgeable, empathetic, better designers. It doesn’t happen in a vacuum, but with input from all involved. Ultimately we can work together toward great solutions that evolve through collaborative elastic thinking, which leads to us all solving bigger and more important problems. Bigger problems that don’t necessarily require bigger solutions. Hopefully the better we get, the simpler our solutions to bigger problems. It’s what moves us all forward >>.