The desk shelf is a great example of this philosophy in action. Sean created multiple high-level concepts, all outlining different directions we could take the product. One had numerous leg slots, to allow the user to customize the orientation and spacing of the legs. It was very modular. Another concept had a cord-organizing leg with a hole in the middle. And, we considered a simple concept, with three fixed leg positions, providing stability without complicating things. After discussing each, we opted for the simple three-legged version. It creates subtle zones for organizing, and the assembly is simple and straightforward. It’s not customizable, it doesn’t solve every problem, but we think it’s the best solution we could design in a single coherent product.