The design process of problem solving, which provides a cognitive framework of analysis, synthesis, and evaluation is used by many professional designers to create solutions to design problems. Students may be taught this process as an effective life skill, which starts with defining the problem and moving through steps to creating a logical solution.
Academic Exchange Quarterly
Vande Zande, Robin S. (2006). The Design Process of Problem Solving. Academic Exchange Quarterly 10(4) 150-154. Retrieved from https://oaks.kent.edu/artpubs/7