The second week of class was crucial in exploring the design process. The process is important when finding direction in design. While some use objectives, these can actually derail the propper progression of a design by limiting it to specified goals.
In class, we have begun our design projects. I am working on Eco-to-go Coffee Cups. One of the challenges I am facing is eliminating my preconceptions of what I want. I have found that a lot of my initial questions for the empathy stage are leading. So I have had to go back and rethink more objective questions even though they may lead away from what my vision is for the design. I think these concessions are important to make in order to produce something that consumers want.