Top 5% UX Designers

As Seth Godin notes, extraordinary benefits go to those seen as part of the Top 5% of their fields.

This is as true in UX as it is anywhere else. Perhaps more important, the top UX designers have an outsized impact on the industry and the world at large.

But what do the top UX designers do differently?

Yesterday, I asked some of my favorite designers, and the discussion snowballed:

Here are some of my favorite answers: