What makes a tool well designed? As a designer, I’ve thought about this question for a long time, and over the past few years I’ve developed a system that I now use with every new project I approach, from small startups to large companies like LinkedIn and Netflix. I find it helps clarify which features to prioritize and gives novel insights about a product’s strengths and weaknesses. This has been surprisingly valuable to me, and I believe this has real value for other Designers, Product Managers, and Design Researchers, too.

I know you’re busy! This is Part 1 of a series of articles where I’ll dive into various ways this system can be applied. Each article will take less than 10 minutes to read.

So stay tuned! For now, let’s kick things off with an introduction.

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