Thursday, April 15, 2010

T2W4: I&E Lesson on Problem Identification

This is the scenario so far...

The year is 2012 and SST has moved to its permanent site. As the school is surrounded by a lot of trees and vegetation, there are a lot of birds and insects flying around. This has caused a lot of problems for the school especially at the dining hall, the school field and any open spaces. The birds’ droppings are everywhere and this is not only unsightly but also unhygienic. The food in the dining hall also attracts the birds and insects and this has made the dining experience very unpleasant.

The school has decided to form an innovation team to come out with a solution to the problem. The team has decided to adopt the following steps in the problem solving process:

Step 1 - Identify underlying problems
Step 2 - Select an underlying problem
Step 3 – Produce solution ideas

Step 4 – Select criteria
Step 5 – Apply criteria
Step 6 – Develop an action plan

For today's lesson between 2:30 to 3:30 pm, you are tasked to complete Step 1 using the site here. Please take about 15 mins to identify and come out with as many possible problems as you can. For steps 2 and 3, you are encouraged to use a Mindmap tool, or/and any other relevant IDEATION tools, on ONE of your selected problems, that would enable you to put it up on your ADMT blog.


  1. 1- Insects, Plants, Birds, Students attitude,
    2-All, since they are inter related
    3- Put insect repellents on the plants nearer to the school . Insects will then move further away from the school. This will cause the birds to avoid the school as their natural preys are insects. We could also put some smell on the pesticide as a warning to the insects and scatter the smell around the school compound. Students must not litter and the canteen should be enclosed.

  2. This is my mindnote solution on my blog :

    Jin Qian

  3. This is my mindnode solution taken as a screen shot:

  4. Hi.

    This is my solutions for the I and E bird problem.

    Thank you.

    Brendon Goh

  5. This is my solution URL:

    Chan Jia Ler


    by Mirza

  7. This is my solution in the URL in the mindnode:

    Ronak Mehta


  9. Dear Mr Irfan, my url.

    Best Regards,
    Bevan koo

  10. This is my ADMT blog post on the Bird Problem.


    The Tan Siah Wei

    Ray Chow


  14. Dear Mr Irfan,

    This is my URL:

    Hao Ming