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Policy Enigma: Wicked Problems and Thinking in Wholes

The article Tackling wicked problems : A public policy perspective provides a comprehensive acknowledgment of the complexity of many of the “wicked” problems that large organisations (not just governments) face in negotiating the facts of reality as they are (i.e. 161 more words


Thorny issues

Rose hips dot the Central Otago hills, punctuated by rabbits. Both are surplus to requirements and very hard to control. How to manage them is a long term, difficult and costly problem that we have had relatively little traction on since we realised that, in our manipulation of our environment, we have made some significant mistakes. 1,152 more words

COVID-19: Our Wicked Teacher

Murderous Sneeze
I’m standing on platform 1 at Bristol Temple Meads Station. A young woman nearby sneezes into her hand. The train pulls in and she gets on ahead of me gripping the handrail by the carriage door – with the sneeze hand. 951 more words


A UX process for Architecture: Rendition 1

Design is marvellous: it’s simultaneously simple and complex. One of my early ideas for this project was to define a base design process, as a reference point of exploring how architects might integrate UX processes. 1,314 more words


Paper Review | Definitions of Design and Wicked Problems

The paper revolves around there being no single definition of design or professional branches , adequately covering the diversity of ideas and methods gathered together under the label. 461 more words

What Can We Do To Solve This Wicked Problem?

Every problem has a solution. Do you believe that? What about a wicked problem? You know, those problems that are so complex, have a multitude of variables and ultimately are hard to solve. 891 more words

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Wicked Problem Initial Information

Several weeks ago I pondered a very difficult, even “wicked” problem. This problem is surrounding the practice of social promotion and retention in K-12 schools. I have to admit that I began my research with my own preconceived notions. 696 more words

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