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Accession Number ADA562302
Title Concept of Design: Are We off Track.
Publication Date Jun 2012
Media Count 88p
Personal Author T. B. Gukeisen
Abstract This thesis examines design as a methodology for applying critical and creative thinking to further an understanding of interdependent variables seeking an internal and external equilibrium to support decisions based on an assessment of capability and ability within the Joint Operation Planning Process (JOPP). The process of design brings clarity, defines the critical challenges, and builds an analytical bridge between the problem and action. Design is essential, but it is misunderstood. What went wrong in the application of design to military doctrine can be distilled into four major points: (1) Lack of clarity as to where design fits, (2) Confusion of design with the commander's intent and guidance, (3) Mixing of design and mission analysis, and (4) Profusion of terms to replace the original design precepts. To get design back on track, doctrine must define the relationship between design and its linkages in a hierarchical planning structure favored by military services; define where and how design fits in the JOPP (design no longer remains as a separate and distinct process); and define where original design precepts and terms clearly reside.
Keywords A year in transition 2009-2010
Creative thinking
Critical thinking
Decision making
Design as doctrine 2010-2011
Fm 3-24/mcwp 3-33.5 counterinsurgency 2006
Genesis of design 2003-2010
Joint military activities
Joint operation planning process
Military doctrine
Military forces(United states)
Military planning
Operational design
Problem solving
Systemic operational design 2004-2006
Systems approach
Tradoc pamphlet 525-5-500 2008

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 70B - Management Practice
74 - Military Sciences
74G - Military Operations, Strategy, & Tactics
Corporate Author National Defense Univ., Norfolk, VA. Joint Advanced Warfighting School.
Document Type Thesis
Title Note Master's thesis.
NTIS Issue Number 1225
Contract Number N/A

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