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Mental Models by Indi Young

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Chapter 12. Alignment and Gap Analysis

Now that you have completed the mental model, you can put it to use. You have had a chance to learn more about the people you are designing for. You have illuminated the weak spots in your understanding and removed your assumptions. You are ready to innovate.

One application is to use the diagram as a roadmap for future development. Use it to frame questions about what areas to address and to provide a sandbox for creative ideas, an environment where “luck” and “magic” can happen. Double-check plans to see if they match needs. Because the ...

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