“Most people make the mistake of thinking design is what it looks like. That’s not what we think design is. It’s not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.”
You can learn from experience alone, but as Ben Franklin said, "Experience is a dear teacher." First knowledge, then experience. Think, then do.
There are usually faster, better ways of doing things IF you do your homework.
What if there were a monthly subscription service that sent you awesome gadgets monthly... Would you use it?