Like many disciplines, there’s a science and art to design. On the science side we rely on foundational principles, use logic to make rational decisions, and study sciences like psychology and neuroscience to better understand an audience.
Do you think the end justifies the means? Or is it the other way around? Is it the means that justify the end? I’m of the latter opinion, but like everything else, it depends. It depends on your means of choice and what results await you. It depends on your goals for taking the journey and emerging at the other end.
How do you manage to be productive working from home when there are so many things to distract you? How do you motivate yourself to work hard when the tv is a room away or the phone is ringing? How do you stay on schedule with projects when the kitchen needs cleaning and there seems to be an endless amount of things to pull your focus away from your work?