PROBABLY KNOT! --understanding problems--
I ran into an article at medium called: How a Genius Solves Problems
Probably Knot! Inception:
The article above led me to think about a way to make a program to help me think outside the box... give a shape to my problems and/or ideas. A quote that really made me think was from Albert Einstein: “If I had an hour to solve a problem I'd spend 55 minutes thinking about the problem and five minutes thinking about solutions.”
This quote set me on fire, I realized I spent much of my life not understanding the problems around me. Therefore coming up with inferior solutions or worse further complicating the whole thing.
This program I've started is a baby, or a fetus still. I hope to make it an awesome program for understanding problems and innovating. The idea is simple. Type a sentence, then select a word from the sentence. The program goes through a thesaurus and looks up all the synonyms for that word and re-writes your original sentence with that new word.
This allows you to re-read your problem statement with a new word in mind and hopefully spark a new idea, a better understanding. We associate words very much based on the description of the word in our heads. And the emotions around that word, do to our experience with it. One 'word' may mean very little to us and spark no interest, but a similar 'word' might just set us off!
Think about it
There are many ways to go with this but at it's core it's to help solve problems not by calculating them out but by first understanding what you have. The real details surrounding it outside of our bias views that cloud so much of our judgements. I'd love to hear your thoughts. You can Reach me at vidasilveira85 @ gmail.com