Well, I have been doing this for years, but never really thought about it as a formal strategy. I have to give the credit to Tom Greever. He writes about this in his book, Articulating Design Decisions. When I read that, I thought, “wow — other people do this too.” I would have never thought to put it in this article had I not come across Tom’s work since it was something I naturally did without thinking too much about it at all.
Thanks for the kind words and thank you for reading!