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There is no right answer to a design problem. There are only bad, good and better answers.

“There is no right answer to a design problem… There are only bad, good and better answers for the current situation. Each of the potential solutions sits within a particular context… To find the better answers for your design problem, you need to know the context it sits within. You need to know what you are trying to achieve, what a successful outcome is and what you have to get you there.” – Donna Spencer

This quote is from Donna’s 52 Weeks of UX article “There’s No Right Answer.”

Understanding that all design happens within a context is key to becoming a good designer

“Understanding that all design happens within a context is the first (and arguably the only) stop to make on your way to becoming a good designer. You can be a bad designer after that, of course, but you don’t stand a chance of being a good one if you don’t first consider context. It’s everything: In graphics, communication, interaction, architecture, product, service, you name it—if it doesn't take context into account, it’s crap.” - Allan Chochinov

“Understanding that all design happens within a context is the first (and arguably the only) stop to make on your way to becoming a good designer. You can be a bad designer after that, of course, but you don’t stand a chance of being a good one if you don’t first consider context. It’s everything: In graphics, communication, interaction, architecture, product, service, you name it—if it doesn’t take context into account, it’s crap.” – Allan Chochinov

Read more from Allan in his article “1000 Words: A Manifesto for Sustainability in Design.”

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