Soundways introduced a specialized design thinking approach at the 141st Audio Engineering Society held in Los Angeles.
Special Purpose Application Design Thinking includes a step of distilling a problem into its root causes. This distillation process is it's most distinguishing element from other methods of design thinking. The team explains that the problem distillation is important when dealing with specialized applications like audio plugins and video effects. Such special purpose applications were contrasted with general purpose applications that do not require a primary focus on the distillation process.
This method was created by Gebre Waddell, Connor Reviere and Patrick Moss in the development of Soundways applications and business approach.