I just realised (again) that one of the most important pieces of thinking is the workaround.
Useful in design, business processes, personal issues and behavioural problems, for as
soon as you come up with a workaround the pressure is eased, the fear of failure reduced
and frees up our thinking even, so that we can start on even a better workaround.
When I was deciding to go to design school my brother took me to see his friend’s
port folio and I was impressed, with the work and my brother’s methods.
But I asked him what happens if I don’t come up with the answer or design.
What I have learned since is that there is no “the answer or the design solution”,
that all good design and processes are just a better workaround.
Here is an interesting read on workaround innovation in business