The Problem Solving Envelope is a visual template for Universal Problem Solving (UPS). The Problem Solving Envelope can be used to collaboratively document and organize ideas as well as discover and solve problems in any domain or discipline.
In essence, the Problem Solving Envelope visually presents a TIMELINE in two formats: Classic Time - PAST (Problem Space); PRESENT (Method/Implementation Space); FUTURE (Solution Space). Space-Time - ENVIRONMENT (Creative LifeSpace - this is based on Kurt Lewin's Field Theory; Creative Lifespace represents the total environmental space in the past/present/future). My theory is that "Genius Workers" such as Steve Jobs deliberately use these spaces of time to fluidly organize ideas; discover, analyze, and solve problems; get things done.