I Dig into the problem. Look at the history, the context, the object and research with competiors. and think about design strategy.
I design prototypes / wireframes base on brainstorming, before next level of designs, its helpful for understading User Experience or Flow of Product.
I love this part mostly, and i truely enjoy this process of design, and every time i think to use new concept in my product or branding.
Once product designed, I m going through refinement. This is where product either ends or start its next cycle of developement.