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2009-06-04 Decision-making

posted Jun 3, 2009, 9:13 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Jun 11, 2009, 12:11 AM by Eddie Woo ]
For further details, refer to IPT: Decision-Making

Planning a holiday outing with friends

1. Intelligence
Find out where people want to go, using communication systems such as human speech, telephones, or internet communication systems such as email, instant messaging, or even web forums.

2. Design

Using the most popular options, develop a range of feasible plans and propose them to the participants of the outing. A transaction processing system could be used to track which options are most popular.

3. Choice
Using the aforementioned transaction processing system (or otherwise), the most popular option is selected.

Seeking casual employment

1. Intelligence
A range of internal and external data sources need to be used. Internally, one needs to decide which occupations are desirable and which occupations should not be considered. Externally, one needs to research which jobs pay well, and which jobs are available within the community.

2. Design
A few specific feasible choices should be selected and described in full. It may be advisable to speak to potential employers and co-workers for further information. All these choices should be feasible and able to be implemened.

3. Choice
Out of the pool of specific feasible choices, an optimal choice (or perhaps just a satisfactory and sufficient choice) must be chosen. This choice should be implemented and, if not successful, should be considered as an addition to the intelligence for futher decision making (i.e. keep the evaluation of the unsuccessful job application in mind in future casual employment seeking scenarios).

Cooking a special meal for your family

1. Intelligence
One will need to find out what cooking utensils and cooking materials are available (in that they are not overly expensive and any existing materials have not expired), as well as what one's cooking ability is, and what meals the family enjoy eating (including allergies and special needs e.g. vegetarianism).

2. Design
A pool of potential meals should be selected. They should all be feasible (all the utensils and materials are available, the meal is within one's cooking abilities, and the family likes the meal).

3. Choice
Out of the pool of potential meals, the most suitable meal (or just a meal that will work) should be chosen.
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