Attend to the bits. But follow the waves.
The Greek “stratēgos”, describes the “commander’s field of view.” Effective designers devise strategy to seek the high ground, survey the terrain, find the blind spots, and anticipate surprises.
Human nature betrays design when we fall prey to thinking “inside-out”: product first, user second. Great design practices selfless objectivity, thinking “outside-in”. What are the principles to help you commit this unnatural act?