Today, I tried to simultaneously solve a problem I’ve never encountered before, and listen in on my thought process, and disassemble it.
I found that I don’t have a good enough notation to write down the thought process. Writing down the whole story waters down the conclusions.
I thought that the solution to any problem is a tree, or a graph. Perhaps I should try drawing these maps, and being more visual in my approach: recognizing which paths I did not see, and which paths I chose mistakenly.
Perhaps practicing drawing out these maps on paper, I can get good at drawing them out in my head. That way, encountering a new problem, I’ll immediately try to apply that skill – drawing out the problem space, and then having a map for navigating my solution that I can reference.