All products and systems are subject to failure. Many products and systems, however, can be fixed.
Troubleshooting is a way of finding out why something does not work so that it can be fixed.
Invention and innovation are creative ways to turn ideas into real things.
The process of experimentation, which is common in science, can also be used to solve technological problems.
Troubleshooting is a problem-solving method used to identify the cause of a malfunction in a technological system.
Invention is a process of turning ideas and imagination into devices and systems. Innovation is the process of modifying an existing product or system to improve it.
Some technological problems are best solved through experimentation.
Research and development is a specific problem-solving approach that is used intensively in business and industry to prepare devices and systems for the marketplace.
Technological problems must be researched before they can be solved.
Not all problems are technological, and not every problem can be solved using technology.
Many technological problems require a multidisciplinary approach.
Brainstorm people’s needs and wants and pick some problems that can be solved through the design process.