Problem Solution Approach A Strategy for Solve a Technical Problem
Problem Solution Approach Assumption: the invention is a solution to a technical problem. This information and much more is located at: http://spiraldomain.com/6h_Problem_Solution.htm
A Step Process • Identify the technical area in which the invention • would be used. • Determine if there are existing products or • services that already exist, or something that may • perform similar tasks. • 3. Define the specific problem that you are trying to • solve. • 4. Find technical solution(s) to the problem that are • different from what others are already doing.
Reflection is a Key to Success • How has my object evolved? • Is progress being made? • Does my journal reflect any dead ends? • What are the stumbling blocks?
Learn From Evaluation Evaluating your work and process is a learning experience. Over time you will learn which strategies work for you and within given situations. Be brave and try different strategies.
Learn How to Learn • Know what you don’t know • Talk about your thinking process • Create entries in your journal • Plan and implement a program • Self-evaluation • Practice
Other Strategies • Use study teams • Brainstorming • Apply Inventive Principles • The 7-Step Inventing Strategy • Use Mind Maps • The Problem-Solution Approach
Steps to Becoming an Inventor • 1.Keep a Journal • 2.Transform Your Idea • 3.Have an Inventive Mind • 4.Understand the Inventing Process • 5.Think Like an Inventor • 6.Develop a Strategy for Inventing • 7.Learn How to Learn • 8.Create a Framework for Inventing