Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Pattern Thinking and Problem Solving

Pattern thinking enables to capture deep insight into complex problems systematically.

The pattern has a few meanings, it’s usually about repeating artistic or decorative design such as asthma paisley pattern; or a natural or accidental arrangement or sequence; a plan, diagram, or model to be followed in making things. When patterns work together to solve problems in a particular area, these patterns are called a pattern language. People learn a set of languages and then apply several synergistically to produce a solution.

Pattern thinking is the type of problem-solving thinking: Patterns are defined as "solutions of problems in a context" with a body of "descriptions of forces."If you look at patterns, you will find that they are containers for describing relationships because that is what gives them their sense. Patterns are good in practice and definitely intellectually stimulating. Pattern thinking is the type of problem-solving thinking. Pattern thinking enables to capture deep insight into complex problems systematically. Each pattern is useful to address some specific problem. What could be in stronger relationship to us than something that solves a problem to us? Sometimes tie the patterns together so you can navigate among them for figuring out better solutions to complex problems.

A pattern language can generate different solutions: A pattern language is "about" the relationships between patterns - particularly the way you can navigate from pattern to pattern to learn about a problem space and to apply different solutions in combination. The pattern language tells you how one pattern "leads to" another, in the same way, that one clause in a natural language might lead to another. But the person who reads and understands the pattern language still needs to decide how to apply that language to describe a set of problems and solutions. For a given solution is the combination of the inner forces acting on the system with the pattern language applied to solve that particular combination of forces.

Pattern thinking is the synthetic thought processes evolving multiple thinking: Pattern Thinking is a hybrid thinking to combine design thinking, system thinking, architect thinking and visual thinking for solving complex problems or capturing deep insight. Patterns play a role in science, math, art, and virtually every action or activity we engage in. Pattern thinking is also a type of creative thinking, to be creative, you need to continue discovering new patterns. It requires you to keep your eyes open and keep your mind off the box in order to break down the conventional box and actively seek out new ideas wherever you can discover them. It will take practice, practice, and practice when promoting thinking about the systemization of the effects of patterns when patterns are operationalized as systems. That creates a very close relationship between systems thinking and pattern thinking. Tie Pattern Thinking and Systems Thinking together is the powerful thought process to solve problems in both structural and creative ways.

Pattern Thinking is important for designing or problem-solving. The focus is on what patterns do, a higher order focus than on what patterns are. Patterns evoke and gestate higher-order patterns while clarifying fundamentals and debunking the serendipity of complexity.


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