Listen to the right people. Okay, so you probably don’t know what it’s like to carry fifty pounds of firewood on your head. Well, don’t pretend that you do. Talk to someone who has done it. I believe that the key to innovation in international development is truly understanding the problem, and using your imagination is not good enough.
I think that when you have actually met and talked to someone who has lets say carried 50 pounds of fire wood on their head, you will have a better idea of what that experience would be like.