September 21, 2010 § Leave a comment
A key method for success in tackling complex, ambiguous problems (such as identifying thesis research questions) is to create a visual model (or visualization) of the problem space. The one above is a map that covers my topics of interest to this point in my thesis project research and begins to build connections between the topics. Also identified are design lenses, which I will eventually need to establish.
It is always interesting creating these things. You never know what patterns or relationships will pop up that you didn’t recognize before and only were able to see once you started separating and organizing the muck.