Visiting Prof., College of Architecture, Art and Planning, Cornell Univ. and Corson Associates
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Effective problem solutions depend on the effective naming of problems. Effective problem naming is rarely accomplished within the limited perspective of a single individual. Unfortunately, it also is rarely accomplished by most technically deterministic problem-solving collaborations — whose internal dynamics tend toward converging rather than diverging perspectives. This paper is an exploration of the design of design environments — both social and cerebral — to maximize the elegance and effectiveness of both problem namings and the consequent problem solutions in a universal design process.