To be successful, the portable electronic designer must view the product design process as a part of a broader process of product development. While the insights and creativity of the individual designer are critical in creating a successful product, the designer must be prepared to engage through every phase of product development if the product is to maintain its intended characteristics. The successful product designer will be skillful at shepherding the product through the entire product development process.

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