Thursday 12 June 2008

Creativity and problem solving in design

A pet interest of mine is problem solving. My Masters was in machine learning and adaptive computing and I keep an eye on developments in automated reasoning in general. I'm also reading through Dr Edward de Bono's many publications on the topic of thinking.

My intention is to put together some thoughts here on the following topics:
  • The importance of representing the problem
  • The BIG picture
  • Creative thinking, problem solving and design in IS Architecture
  • Is architecture all about the money?

Monday 9 June 2008


My name is Craig Beattie. I'm a Software Architect but actually what I do is help my clients to understand their IT Systems and their typically very complex set of requirements in order to find a good solution and as a result they're able to invest appropriately in technology to support their goals.