From the “Recently Watched and Enjoyed” department, this video is now six years old, but still great: Adam Savage Presents Problem Solving: How I Do It from Maker Faire 2010.
Questions he asks all throughout the problem solving process:
- How much time do I have left? Set artificial goals to help push ahead.
- Am I missing something stupid?
- How does this thing fit into the bigger picture? How does the whole look?
At the 75% mark of completing a given project Adam thinks, “I have no idea what I’m doing.” When he says, “I know how to do this,” he screws it up. Reminds me of The Investigative Mindset a bit.