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Strategies for Creative Problem-Solving

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Strategies for Creative Problem-Solving

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  • Outlines an effective problem-solving heuristic.
  • Leads readers step-by-step through proven problem-solving methodologies.
  • Features a wealth of exercises and problem-solving situations—Many drawn from a wide variety of industrial applications.

Description

  • Copyright 1995
  • Edition: 1st
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-179318-7
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-179318-7

Designed to help problem solvers improve their street smarts, this hands-on guide examines the components of problem solving, and presents a series of graduated exercises — drawn from a variety of industrial applications — to familiarize, reinforce, challenge, and stretch readers creatively in the problem solving process. KEY TOPICS: Leads readers step-by-step through a complete problem-solving process — from encountering an ill-defined problem to identifying the real problem, effectively exploring constraints, planning a robust approach, carrying it through to a viable solution, and then evaluating what has been accomplished. MARKETS: For students, new professionals, and practitioners.

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Table of Contents



1. Introduction: A Rationale for Problem Solving Strategies.


2. A Heuristic.


3. Problem Definition.


4. Generating Alternatives.


5. Decide the Course of Action.


6. Carry Through.


7. Evaluation.


Index.

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