Everything plays with boundaries. Being most familiar with design, the world of design seems particularly concerned with them.
Often designers are hired to “break boundaries,” “think outside the box,” and to innovate.
But there’s also the nuance of respecting the boundaries. Sometimes to maintain them as it’s deemed necessary.
As in maintaining aspects of a brand built over years, or matching a piece of software to the internal processes of a company.
It’s assessing of boundaries that feels less talked about. Less sexy I suppose.
But it might be the most applicable to applying design to life broadly.
To look at your life, and assessing what should be maintained and what is mutable. And to do it with a rationale that makes sense to you.