Problem definition

Often, a problem is approached too vague. Too big.
It is then also essential to first define boundaries that outline the area within in which the product will be developed.


“We want to develop a product that helps parents to find their child back when it is lost”

This can be done more concretely, for example:

“We want to make a portable system that allows parents, while spending time on the beach, to find their child via their smartphone”

This yields the following:

Target group: parents and children (3-15 years)
Context: outside, beach
Additional requirements: portable
linked to smart device


To obtain this focus, you could start to redefine the problem definition by using a tool like Boundary examination or 5W1H