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John Seely Brown

John Seely Brown “JSB” was the Chief Scientist of Xerox Corporation until April 2002, and director of the renowned Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) until June 2000.

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‘Wicked Problems’ & ‘Infinite Games’

by John Seely Brown, Ann Pendleton-Jullian


May 17, 2021

What makes wicked problems wicked is that they are not ‘solvable’ in the traditional sense of the term. They do not yield to simple linear solutions, nor even to multifaceted solutions. A wicked problem is one for which each attempt to create a solution changes the nature and understanding of the problem itself, such that the definition of the problem evolves as new possible solutions are considered and/or trialed. ... (cont)