The implementation of technology is an exciting proposition. Through technology, we can solve problems once thought too tedious or complex to even imagine tackling. We can take the drudgery and danger out of many jobs, and allow people to do tasks more fitting of a human being. The key to success, however, is very challenging. One must figure out how to complete the job and not just shift the burden. People should not be tied to a machine, trying to somehow humor it. The machine should be crafted to humor the person performing the job and cater to their needs and the task at hand. One must draw from a wide range of experiences to be able to see the entire problem and enact a creative solution that completely solves the problem and doesn't leave a new problem in its tracks. My unique path through education and large area of interests, including being a musician, has given me unique insights into problem solving and communicating with people about problems and their resolutions. My goal as an implementer of technology is to be truly artistic in its implementation so as to allow it to realize its true potential and enable people to use machines as the tools they were intended to be, not be slaves to them.
A lot of people in our industry haven't had very diverse experiences. So they don't have enough dots to connect, and they end up with very linear solutions without a broad perspective on the problem. The broader one's understanding of the human experience, the better design we will have.