Accession Number:

ADA071696

Title:

Aspects of Solution Structure in Design Problem Solving.

Descriptive Note:

Research rept.,

Corporate Author:

IBM THOMAS J WATSON RESEARCH CENTER YORKTOWN HEIGHTS N Y

Report Date:

1978-04-20

Pagination or Media Count:

32.0

Abstract:

Forty-eight subjects reiteratively designed a schedule for a set of abstract library procedures. Obtained solution schedules were measured in terms of 1 solution time, 2 satisfaction of functional design requirements, 3 stability of solution through the sequence of iterations, and 4 cluster, the degree to which solutions reflected the inherent structure of the problem. It was found that the extent to which schedules were clustered was a significant predictor of satisfaction of functional design requirements, and that the stability of solutions was a significant predictor of solution time. Weak effects of problem statement on solution variables were also identified. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE