Accession Number:

ADA244283

Title:

A Role-Functional Model of Design Problem Solving

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. 1 Feb 88-31 Jul 91,

Corporate Author:

STANFORD UNIV CA SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

Report Date:

1991-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

45.0

Abstract:

Eight individuals learned about a fictitious vehicle, then designed instruction about it. The individuals were relative novices in instructional design, both in their small amount of professional training in the activity and the novelty of the subject matter. Protocols were coded for subproblems, types of knowing, and problem solving operators. A hypothesis is presented about the organization of problem-solving activity in this design task, in the form of a model in which functional roles are assigned to metaphorical agents in a design committee.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE