Chapter 4. Finish

Writing in a design context can feel like stepping in quicksand—not real quicksand, but 1980s cinematic quicksand that swallows children whole in seconds. Luckily, you’ve already got a trusty whip—or vine, or long docile snake…whatever your preferred method of quicksand escape may be. That whip is the assignment.

Clearly articulating the assignment, as we did in the Prepare phase, lets you know when you can finally put your pencil down and step away from the role of writer, even and especially if the design itself is not yet done.

This last phase, Finish, includes all of the steps big and small you need to take care of to complete ...

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