Confusing Problems with Opportunities
Thinking of design as a form of creative problem solving isn’t the same as using design as an opportunity to make things better.
One puts us on the defensive; Somethings wrong, it needs to be fixed. The other opens us up to possibility; There’s something here, how can I make it better?
Reframing helps us understand things in new ways and gives us a different perspective on a situation.
If we’re only ever looking for problems, problems are all we’ll ever find.
But if we reframe and look for opportunity, suddenly the world opens up.