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The Ideal Design Approach to Problem Solving
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What does the Ideal Design approach to problem solving consists of? The ideal design approach consists in dissolving the problems that exist in an system by creating a better system It is a case of Dissolving rather than Solving because the problems inherent in the existing situation disappear with the replacement of that situation, and are replaced with the new realities of the new situation.
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Why is the Ideal Design approach to problem solving a correct approach? Or What is the rationale behind it? The ideal design approach is based on the fact that the logic of a problem is not the logic of the solution. By solving a problem , one stays in the logic that created the problem. E.g. solving the problem of disease is focused on getting rid of the disease through medication. But a focus on health as an ideal inspires a different logic, health producing strategies such as nutrition and exercise, which eventually dissolve the disease. Eliminating a problem does not necessarily lead to the ideal situation.
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This note was uploaded on 09/15/2011 for the course BUSINESS business f taught by Professor Vandermerwe during the Spring '11 term at Stellenbosch University-South Africa.

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