Duncker Diagram Paul Morris CIS144 Problem Solving Methodologies
Definition The Duncker Diagram points out ways to solve the problem by making it OK not to reach the desired state
Two General Solutions • Solutions that move from the present state to the desired state • Solutions that modify the desired state until it conforms to the present state
Two Implementation Solutions • Functions Solutions are possible paths to the desired state • What to do!!! • Specific Solutions implement the functional solutions • How to do it!!!
OK Not to Achieve Desired State Achieve Desired State Path 3 Path 1 Path 2 Path 3 Path 1 Path 2 Solution 2 Solution 1 Solution 3 Solution 3 Solution 1 Solution 2 The Diagram General Solution Functional Solution Specific Solution
Teacher Dilemma The real problem was how to lower her stress at her workplace
Market Dilemma The real problem is the cereal was not staying fresh long enough
Group Problem You go to your grandmother’s home each Sunday for dinner. However, 8 out of 10 times you are late. This is very frustrating to Granny as the food gets cold. Use the Duncker Diagram problem solving method to come up with possible solutions to this problem.