Conceptual Blockbusting - Conceptual Blockbusting EE 600...

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Unformatted text preview: Conceptual Blockbusting EE 600 Daily Dilbert The Problem • Running Serially • Inability To Conceive Alternatives • Ultimate Failure To Resolve Problems An Example • Problem: A Monk Walks Up A Hill At Varying Rates Of Speed Along A Narrow Path. The Journey Takes Him All Day. At The Top He Stops For A Day Of Fasting And Prayer. On The Third Day The Monk Walks Down The Hill At Varying Rates. The Journey Again Takes Him All Day. • Question: Is There A Spot Along The Trail That He Will Occupy At Exactly The Same Time Of Day On The Way Up And The Way Down? Another Example • The Problem: An Engineering Group I Was Responsible For Was Developing A New Product Line. The Initial Products Were Completed And Placed Into Manufacturing When The Design Group “Discovered” That The Testing Method They Had Specified For Gate Speed Would Yield Results That Were Too Fast. The Product Was Already Being Shipped To Several Manufacturers Who Had Designed It Into Their Systems And Were Shipping Equipment. The Engineering Group Demanded That The Product Be Removed While The Specs Were Rewritten And The Product Redesigned • Question: Was This The Correct Approach? Perceptual Blocks • Seeing What You Expect – “Professionals Wear Ties” – “Professors Are Impractical” • Difficulty In Isolating The Problem – Tendency To Focus On Conventional Items – “Trees Are Lost In The Forest” Perceptual Blocks Perceptual Blocks • Tendency To Define The Problem Too Narrowly...
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This note was uploaded on 09/13/2011 for the course EE 1101 taught by Professor Hendr during the Spring '11 term at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

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