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Edward StullUX Fundamentals for Non-UX Professionalshttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-3811-0_31

31. Problem Statements

Edward Stull1 
Upper Arlington, Ohio, USA

The Hutzler 571 slices bananas. Shaped like a banana, the multi-blade tool has garnered over 5,000 Amazon reviews.1 Most are satirical. One reviewer writes, “It saved my marriage,” another, “It works better than a hammer.” However, like many products, the problem it solves is not always immediately apparent.

You may wonder what problem a banana slicer attempts to solve. After all, you can easily slice a banana with a knife, a fork, or a spoon.

Surprisingly, several of its 5,659 reviews appear to be serious . The Hutzler 571 (Figure 31-1) supposedly works wonders when ...

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