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Solution evaluation matrix
Solution/Test Reversibility Harm Publicity Meta-Test: Convergence Meta-Test: Divergence
Description Would I still think the choice of this option good if I were one of those adversely affected by it? (Davis) Does this option do less harm than any available alternative? What person would I become were I to choose and perform this action? (Associating my character with the moral color of the action.) Do the three ethics tests (reversibility, harm, publicity) come together on this solution? Do the three ethics tests (reversibility, harm, publicity) differ on this solution?
Your best solution
A good (but not the best) solution
Your worst solution or a really bad solution

Solution implementation

The chosen solution must be examined in terms of how well it responds to various situational constraints thatcould impede its implementation. What will be its costs? Can it be implemented within necessary time constraints? Does it honorrecognized technical limitations or does it require pushing these back through innovation and discovery? Does it comply with legaland regulatory requirements? Finally, could the surrounding organizational, political, and social environments give rise toobstacles to the implementation of the solution? In general this phase requires looking at interest, technical, and resourceconstraints or limitations. A Feasibility Matrix helps to guide this process.

The Feasibility Tests focuses on situational constraints. How could these hinder the implementation of thesolution? Should the solution be modified to ease implementation? Can the constraints be removed or remodeled by negotiation,compromise, or education? Can implementation be facilitated by modifying both the solution and changing the constraints?

Feasibility Matrix
Resource Constraints Technical Constraints Interest Constraints
Personalities
Time Organizational
Cost Applicable Technology Legal
Materials Manufacturability Social, Political, Cultural

    Different feasibility constraints

  1. The Feasibility Test identifies the constraints that could interfere withrealizing a solution. This test also sorts out these constraints into resource (time, cost, materials), interest (individuals, organizations, legal, social, political), and technical limitations. By identifying situational constraints, problem-solvers can anticipate implementation problems and takeearly steps to prevent or mitigate them.
  2. Time . Is there a deadline within which the solution has to be enacted? Is this deadline fixed ornegotiable?
  3. Financial . Are there cost constraints on implementing the ethical solution? Can these be extended by raisingmore funds? Can they be extended by cutting existing costs? Can agents negotiate for more money for implementation?
  4. Technical . Technical limits constrain the ability to implement solutions. What, then, are the technicallimitations to realizing and implementing the solution? Could these be moved back by modifying the solution or by adopting newtechnologies?
  5. Manufacturability . Are there manufacturing constraints on the solution at hand? Given time, cost, andtechnical feasibility, what are the manufacturing limits to implementing the solution? Once again, are these limits fixed orflexible, rigid or negotiable?
  6. Legal . How does the proposed solution stand with respect to existing laws, legal structures, and regulations?Does it create disposal problems addressed in existing regulations? Does it respond to and minimize the possibility of adverse legalaction? Are there legal constraints that go against the ethical values embodied in the solution? Again, are these legal constraintsfixed or negotiable?
  7. Individual Interest Constraints . Individuals with conflicting interests may oppose theimplementation of the solution. For example, an insecure supervisor may oppose the solution because he fears it will undermine hisauthority. Are these individual interest constraints fixed or negotiable?
  8. Organizational . Inconsistencies between the solution and the formal or informal rules of an organization maygive rise to implementation obstacles. Implementing the solution may require support of those higher up in the management hierarchy.The solution may conflict with organization rules, management structures, traditions, or financial objectives. Once again, arethese constraints fixed or flexible?
  9. Social, Cultural, or Political . The socio-technical system within which the solution is to beimplemented contains certain social structures, cultural traditions, and political ideologies. How do these stand withrespect to the solution? For example, does a climate of suspicion of high technology threaten to create political opposition to thesolution? What kinds of social, cultural, or political problems could arise? Are these fixed or can they be altered throughnegotiation, education, or persuasion?

Questions & Answers

where we get a research paper on Nano chemistry....?
Maira Reply
nanopartical of organic/inorganic / physical chemistry , pdf / thesis / review
Ali
what are the products of Nano chemistry?
Maira Reply
There are lots of products of nano chemistry... Like nano coatings.....carbon fiber.. And lots of others..
learn
Even nanotechnology is pretty much all about chemistry... Its the chemistry on quantum or atomic level
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da
no nanotechnology is also a part of physics and maths it requires angle formulas and some pressure regarding concepts
Bhagvanji
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Giriraj
Preparation and Applications of Nanomaterial for Drug Delivery
Hafiz Reply
revolt
da
Application of nanotechnology in medicine
what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
Jyoti Reply
I only see partial conversation and what's the question here!
Crow Reply
what about nanotechnology for water purification
RAW Reply
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
Damian
yes that's correct
Professor
I think
Professor
Nasa has use it in the 60's, copper as water purification in the moon travel.
Alexandre
nanocopper obvius
Alexandre
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
Rafiq
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
Damian
How we are making nano material?
LITNING Reply
what is a peer
LITNING Reply
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
LITNING Reply
What is STMs full form?
LITNING
scanning tunneling microscope
Sahil
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Santosh
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
Mahi
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
Rafiq
if virus is killing to make ARTIFICIAL DNA OF GRAPHENE FOR KILLED THE VIRUS .THIS IS OUR ASSUMPTION
Anam
analytical skills graphene is prepared to kill any type viruses .
Anam
Any one who tell me about Preparation and application of Nanomaterial for drug Delivery
Hafiz
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
Bob
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
brayan
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Damian
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
Renato
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
?
Kyle
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
Adin
why?
Adin
what school?
Kyle
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
Joe
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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