The Structure of Ill-Structured (and Well-Structured) Problems Revisited

  title={The Structure of Ill-Structured (and Well-Structured) Problems Revisited},
  author={Stephen K. Reed},
  journal={Educational Psychology Review},
  • S. K. Reed
  • Published 1 December 2016
  • Computer Science
  • Educational Psychology Review
In his 1973 article The Structure of ill structured problems, Herbert Simon proposed that solving ill-structured problems could be modeled within the same information-processing framework developed for solving well-structured problems. This claim is reexamined within the context of over 40 years of subsequent research and theoretical development. Well-structured (puzzle) problems can be represented by a problem space consisting of well-defined initial and goal states that are connected by legal… 
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