Eliminate

“What happens if we eliminate a component?”

Apple is both lauded and notorious for removing components with each new version of hardware. Optical drive, HDMI port, USB port, microphone port? Gone, gone, gone, gone. The end result is a simpler, lighter, cheaper to produce product.

What can be eliminated from your product or service to make it more focused, less expensive, easier to produce, easier to understand, easier to repair?

Guiding questions

What can I eliminate?

  • without reducing the product’s or service’s function
  • delays
  • components
  • effort
  • costs
  • complexity
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