Start every project with observing and gathering evidence from the context or situation you want to design for.

While you may have worked in the industry for many years or are quite familiar with a particular aspect of everyday life, spending time really looking at and understanding what happens in a given context leads to insight. This is no time for stereotypical descriptions, conventional understanding, or common sense. It’s critical you immerse yourself in the world of who you’re designing for, see it with fresh eyes, and question why it is the way it is.